North Carolina Patent Law Firm Actively Supporting State’s Entrepreneurial Community

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NK Patent Law, helping innovative startups and established technology companies protect and exploit their intellectual property assets as a competitive advantage, is marking a year of continuing growth and expansion by supporting North Carolina’s entrepreneurial community. The firm is sponsoring the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) Member Meet-Up & Holiday Social December 6 at Mez Contemporary Mexican restaurant in Durham, and is in the process of scheduling informative lunch and learn seminars in Winston-Salem.



“As the only intellectual property boutique law firm recognized as a strategic partner of CED, we have been longtime champions of CED’s contributions to the entrepreneurial community and they’ve been strong supporters of our firm and business approach,” said W. Lyle Gravatt, attorney at NK Patent Law and official Ambassador of CED.

Gravatt, who recently celebrated his second anniversary with the firm, has seen the firm grow in terms of clients as well as staff in 2016. Over the past year, the firm has served over 100 new clients who rely on NK Patent Law for legal needs extending across mechanical, electrical, computer software and biotech matters.

New members of the legal team getting up-and-running in 2016 include attorney Joseph Shin, working out of the firm’s new Winston-Salem office; attorney Ashley Johnson, focusing on chemical and biomedical patent concerns; patent agent Gregory Evans, focusing on electrical and computer patent concerns, and Sandra Hess, the firm’s patent paralegal.

NK Patent Law attorneys help clients build their patent and trademark portfolios in technologies including biotech, chemical, electrical, materials science, mechanical, medical devices, nuclear, renewable energy, and software among others.

Members of the NK Patent Law legal team will be on hand December 6 at the CED event to talk about the firm and share best practices with attendees. Sponsorship of the event is the latest example of how NK Patent Law continues to be active in Triangle-based CED, the largest and longest-running entrepreneurial network in the nation.

The organization recently announced the launch of its “WhyNC” Campaign, sharing stories from entrepreneurs who choose to grow their businesses in North Carolina. For more information on CED, visit www.cednc.org.  

NK Patent Law has been serving small, medium, and large businesses across the United States with patent, trademark, and other intellectual property services since 2013. Headquartered in Raleigh, the firm maintains a satellite office in the First Flight Venture Center in RTP, as well as a new office in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter section of Winston-Salem.

Its services include U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patentability, infringement, and validity opinions, licensing, due diligence, maintenance, patent portfolio development and management; license agreements, joint development agreements, other IP monetization contracts and agreements; and trademark related services.

For more information about the firm or to learn about upcoming lunch and learns in Winston-Salem, visit www.nkpatentlaw.com.

About NK Patent Law
NK Patent Law helps innovative startups and established technology companies protect and exploit their intellectual property assets as a competitive advantage. Practice groups include mechanical, electrical, biotech, medical devices, software, chemical, renewable energy, nuclear energy, intellectual property agreements and trademarks. NK Patent Law is committed to drafting and protecting quality claims that create value for their clients, focusing on how legal needs mesh with business demands. The firm’s experienced and enthusiastic attorneys share a high level of technology expertise and an entrepreneurial spirit, priding themselves on working with each client as a part of their company to help build success. NK Patent Law serves clients from Silicon Valley to RTP, with offices in tech-heavy Research Triangle Park and Raleigh, as well as the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter section of Winston-Salem. Visit www.nkpatentlaw.com for more information.

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