W. Kevin Ransom - Moore & Van Allen PLLC

W. Kevin Ransom

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014
Phone: 704-331-3549

A trained electrical engineer with corporate systems-engineering experience and a frequent lecturer on intellectual property topics,  Kevin Ransom brings both technical expertise and legal know-how to his widely varying intellectual property clients, for both domestic and foreign IP portfolios.

The sophisticated services he provides his clients include: 

  • Obtaining patent protection in the U.S. and foreign patent offices.
  • Infringement and invalidity investigations, conducting due diligence investigations related to corporate transactions.
  • Preparing and negotiating license and joint-development agreements.
  • Negotiating intellectual-property-related assets purchases.
  • Licensing and purchasing intellectual property.

He also helps clients develop strategies to effectively manage their intellectual property, including risk management of third-party intellectual property rights, consulting on a wide range of transactions with intellectual property components.

Mr. Ransom works with clients in diverse areas of technology, including:

  • Electronics
  • Computer software/firmware
  • Distributed networks
  • Telephony
  • Communications protocols
  • Power-management systems
  • Semiconductor manufacture
  • Flight navigation
  • Laser technology
  • Printing technology
  • Database management

He has also pursued numerous software and business-method inventions, such as on-line search engines, inventory and logistic systems, database management, web-crawling, online education delivery systems, web-based interfaces, online ticketing, financial instruments, insurance products, banking transactions, and more. 


  • Frequent speaker on intellectual property topics to business organizations and legal groups, including educational presentations to clients' employees
  • Served as Executive Editor of the Tennessee Law Review
  • Previously systems engineer, Analysis Measurement Services and Honeywell Corporation
  • Licensed to practice in the State of North Carolina and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Office Location

100 North Tryon Street, Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Patent Law of the Charlotte Metro Area
W. Kevin Ransom has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Patent Law