Charles W. Calkins

Charles W. Calkins


Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Recognized since 2007

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Patent Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Patent Law
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Mr. Calkins, a registered patent attorney, has over 20 years of experience in client counseling and portfolio management in patent procurement, licensing and enforcement, primarily in the life sciences, chemical, medical and computer software arts. His current practice also focuses on the corporate and transactional aspects of intellectual property, including licensing, merger, acquisition and/or equity investment due diligence.

Mr. Calkins' experiences allow him to understand the business value of intellectual property and work with clients to maximize return on their investments. Mr. Calkins has worked with companies, investment banks, private equity groups, venture capitalists and other institutional investment groups to conduct due diligence and provide counseling relating to over 100 potential investments, acquisitions and/or mergers ranging in size from several hundreds of thousands of dollars to over one billion dollars. He also has experience working with government contracts. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Calkins is a Chair of the Piedmont Angel Network, and is an investor in emerging technology companies and active in the regional and national technology communities. He is also Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board at University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Location

  • 1001 West Fourth Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101-2400

Education

  • Boston University, graduated 1984
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduated 1981

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar
  • Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • North Carolina, North Carolina Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Piedmont Angel Network - Chair
  • NC Bar Association IP Section Counsel - Past Chair

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Patent Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Patent Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Patent Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Patent Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Patent Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Patent Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Patent Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Patent Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Patent Law, Triad (2023)
  • Litigation - Patent, Triad (2022)
  • Patent Law, Triad (2021)
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property, Triad (2020)
  • Litigation - Patent, Greensboro (2019)
  • Patent Law, Greensboro (2018)
  • Litigation - Patent, Greensboro (2017)
  • Patent Law, Greensboro (2015)
  • Patent Law, Greensboro (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice

Special Focus

  • Biotechnology
  • Business Planning
  • COVID-19
  • Licensing
  • Patent
  • Transactions

"Charles Calkins is always prepared, responsive, thorough, and knowledgeable in all facets of our patent practice. Charles and his team are invaluable assets to our team."

- Tarek Azhari (Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings)

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