Randy Ayers received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1986, his Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from George Mason University in 1990, and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Virginia in 1994. At law school, Randy was a member of The Virginia Law Review, and he is a member of The Order of the Coif and Tau Beta Pi legal and engineering honor societies. Randy has extensive experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including Markman hearings, trial and appeal, and also has expertise in patent licensing, all forms of patent opinion work, and trademark and copyright litigation. Randy also has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patents directed to various electrical engineering technologies. Randy is a member of the North Carolina Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has been practicing patent law since 1994. Prior to his legal career, Randy worked from 1986-1991 as a satellite communication systems engineer for SAIC. Randy has frequently been named to the “Legal Elite” by Business North Carolina magazine and as a “Best Lawyer” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers In 2013, Randy was recognized as Lawyer of the Year by U.S. News and Best Lawyers for patent litigation in Raleigh, North Carolina.