Three Barnwell Whaley attorneys selected as Intellectual Property and Innovation Legal Elite by Charleston Business Magazine
The intellectual property practice continues to grow at Barnwell Whaley as the firm counsels established businesses and startups in a broad range of technologies to include biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceutical, chemical, mechanical, computer software and more.
B.C. Killough, a registered patent attorney of more than 30 years, has obtained more than 300 U.S patents and has participated in the prosecution of more than 100 foreign patents. He has filed more than 1,000 trademark applications on behalf of clients. Holding an MBA from the University of South Carolina, he has extensive experience with licensing and other business matters. He is a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society. Killough is also a certified mediator, mediating intellectual property and commercial disputes. He co-teaches the University of South Carolina’s patent law course with another Barnwell Whaley IP legal elite: Ernest B. “Lip” Lipscomb.
Registered patent attorney Ernest B. “Lip” Lipscomb is author of the seminal eleven-volume treatise in the patent field, Lipscomb’s Walker on Patents, author of Lipscomb’s Patent Claims. A former patent examiner and partner of Alston & Bird of Charlotte, NC, Lipscomb has over 45 years of patent law experience.
Barnwell Whaley member attorney David S. Cox strategically works with his business clients in obtaining and protecting trademarks and copyrights, and has experience litigating infringement and trade practice cases where those trademarks have been infringed. In addition to his intellectual property practice, Cox has been listed by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation for his work in the areas of product liability defense and complex commercial disputes.
Barnwell Whaley’s Charleston Intellectual Property Practice Group has more than 100 years of combined experience and provides services and representation in areas of patent and trademark litigation, licensing, inter-parties proceedings, copyright litigation, acquisitions and prosecution (U.S. and foreign to include United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and Asia), trade secrets, unfair competition, alternative dispute resolution and mediations. Barnwell Whaley intellectual property attorneys hold advanced related degrees and have experience as engineers, patent examiners, expert witnesses and business owners.
Established in Charleston in 1938, Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC, represents and counsels businesses and professionals in both North and South Carolina, throughout the United States in Federal Court, and beyond. Widely respected for their work in complex litigation matters, the firm’s 17 members and associates focus on the areas of complex civil litigation defense, patents, trademarks and intellectual property, professional malpractice defense, construction law, business law, business immigration, immigration litigation and products liability defense.