David Harlow is a registered patent attorney and concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property and technology matters, including litigation and transactions. His intellectual property litigation practice includes matters involving patent, trademark and copyright infringement, technical (primarily chemical and computer) trade secrets, and comparative advertising and advertising injury claims. Mr. Harlow represents both corporations, and insurance companies that insure intellectual property and advertising injury claims.
On the transactional side, David has filed and prosecuted several hundred trademark applications, both domestic and foreign. His trademark licensing work has covered complex international and domestic issues in deals for Fortune 500 companies, and includes several licenses with multi-million dollar royalty streams.
David’s industry experience includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, adhesives, crop science and crop protection, seed varieties, genetically modified organisms, computer software and databases, laser printers and cartridges, and telecom electronic measurement equipment .
He served five years as District Trial Counsel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he tried a number of environmental, construction, engineering, and government contract matters. David has been recognized by both The Best Lawyers in America© (2013-2015) and Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite (2004, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015) in the field of intellectual property.
Trademark Counsel — Acts as national trademark counsel for Rhino Linings Corporation, the San Diego based producer of polyurethane pick-up truck bedliners and general polyurethane protective materials for a variety of commercial and industrial uses; representation includes both trademark enforcement litigation throughout the United States, and trademark prosecution matters before the U.S. Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
Intellectual Property and Litigation Counsel
Acts as intellectual property and litigation counsel for a leading specialty agricultural seed company including protection of intellectual property rights in the company’s plant varieties, and in the defense of claims arising out of the sale of agricultural seed
Intellectual Property Transaction and Licensing Counsel for International Pharmaceutical Company
Acted as intellectual property transaction and licensing counsel for a leading international pharmaceutical company in the sale of its 50% interest in the ongoing North America joint venture for the OTC business of a blockbuster drug; this transaction allowed the seller to retain all of its worldwide Rx rights to the drug, as well as residual worldwide rights for the OTC version; the transaction allowed the seller to retain ownership to substantially all rights to the drug for patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and FDA filings, while conveying licenses of same to the buyer consistent with the sale of the highly valuable North American OTC business to the purchaser