Additon, Pendleton & Witherspoon, P.A. provides a full range of intellectual property services.

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Additon, Pendleton & Witherspoon, Patent Attorneys, are experts in intellectual property law. We rely upon decades of experience as practitioners and counselors to guide our clients in leveraging and achieving their intellectual property rights. Our firm provides a full range of intellectual property services with a focus on patent and trademark prosecution, copyrights, trade secrets, intellectual property litigation, licensing and counseling. We understand the importance of global intellectual property rights as demonstrated by our representation of clients from all over the world.

Additon, Pendleton & Witherspoon, P.A. offers all the intellectual property expertise of a larger firm, yet maintains a manageable size that encourages client engagement. This, and our position as a leading group of IP professionals in the fast-growing, business-friendly southeastern U.S., enables us to offer greater flexibility and responsiveness as compared with larger law firms.

  • Patents – Patent counseling, including invention identification programs, state-of-the-technology searches and patentability opinions; preparing and prosecuting patent applications; investigating infringement and validity with respect to competing patents; preparing and negotiating licensing agreements; patent enforcement and litigation
  • Trademarks – Trademark counseling, including trademark searches, clearance opinions, and marking guidance; preparing and prosecuting state and federal trademark applications; trademark licensing and litigation
  • Trade Secrets – Counseling with respect to trade secrecy; developing strategies for prudent public disclosures that preserve patent rights; preparing and negotiating nondisclosure agreements and consulting agreements; trade secret enforcement
  • Copyrights – Copyright counseling, preparation, licensing, and litigation
  • IP Litigation – Patent, trademark, and copyright litigation including trade dress, trade secret, domain name, false advertising, unfair competition, antitrust, and contract disputes

Representative Services

  • Preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications
  • Preparation and prosecution of foreign patent applications
  • Patent litigation and counseling
  • Patentability investigations
  • Patent infringement and validity investigations
  • Patent licensing
  • Trademark and copyright procurement
  • Trademark and copyright litigation and counseling
  • Trademark and copyright licensing
  • Trade secret protection and litigation
  • Copyright protection and enforcement

Representative Technology Areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Business Methods
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fiber Optics
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optoelectronics
  • Semiconductors
  • Software