Recognized in:Copyright LawLitigation - Intellectual Property...
Law School:University of Virginia
Location:10706 Sikes Place, Suite 350Charlotte, NC 28277
- University of Virginia, graduated 1972
- Davidson College, graduated 1967
- North Carolina, North Carolina Bar Association
- American Bar Association - Member
- American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association - Member
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Copyright Law
- Litigation - Intellectual Property
- Litigation - Patent
- Patent Law
- Trademark Law
Attorney Case History
Superguide Corp. v. DirecTV Enters., 358 F.3d 870, 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 2289 (Fed. Cir., 2004
Complex litigaiton regarding patent validity and infriongement of three patents relating to interactive programming ghuides for satellite television
Monarch Knitting Mach. Corp. v. Sulzer Morat GmbH, 139 F.3d 877 Fed. Cir. 1998); 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 4165; 45 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1977, March 10, 1998, Decided
Patent noninfringement, invalidity and unenforcabilty litigaiton involving multiple opinoins in SDNY grantijng significant summary judgment and Federal Circuit Court opf Appeals reversing and remanding one.
Licensing of trademark licenses to avoid llitigation (multiple times)
Trademarks related to electronic devices and trade secrets; license is confidential
Negotiated patent licenses on many occasions to further business relationships
Many patents are invloved, sometimes entire businesses, names of parties remain confidential.
SunDrop Cola v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and Pepsico Bottling Company
Month-long jury trial in which jury returned verdict against Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated for violation of Sherman Act and North Carolina Unfaoir trade Practices Act; case led to further proceedings against other bottlers.
The Duplan Corp. v. Deerin Milliken Corp., 444 F.Siupp 846 (D.S.C.), aff''d in part, rev''d in part, 594 F.2d 979, 1979 U.S. App. LEXIS 15932, 1979-1 Trade Cas. (CCH) P62516, 201 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 641 (4th Cir. S.C. 1979),cert denied, 444 U.S. 1015; 100 S. C
Complex patent/antitrust and misuse litigation involving twenty-two patents and multiple issues of patent infringement, invalidity and unenforceability; multiple interlocutory appeals as well as final appeal. Rewrote law of work product immunity and substantially changhged law regaadring invalidity under 35 U.S.C. 102, 112 and 119; also presented novel horizontal and vertical violations of Sherman Act.