Stone Mountain, Georgia Patents Lawyers
I've been a Registered Patent Attorney for over 33 years and have worked on hundreds of patent applications covering a wide variety of subject matter. I represent multi-billion dollar companies and individuals. I have been a sole practitioner and the head of the Intellectual Property Department of a 160 attorney law firm. I am particularly adept at mechanical and electrical arts and do not undertake significant chemical matters.
After over ten years working at large and mid-size patent-specialty and general practice law firms, Charlena Thorpe formed her own practice to provide quality patent law and related IP services to clients in a responsive, flexible, and cost-effective manner. Charlena Thorpe has extensive patent drafting, patent procurement, and patent litigation experience. Charlena also has significant experience preparing opinions on matters such as patentability, infringement, validity, and essentiality. Charlena Thorpe's legal education and legal experience is complemented with an exceptional technical education at a top-ranked engineering school and industry experience at Fortune 500 companies and nationally-recognized research institutions.
Bill Needle is a registered patent attorney who has been exclusively practicing all aspects of Intellectual Property law for 42 years. Mr. Needle began his legal career at the first IP boutique firm in Atlanta (Newton, Hopkins & Orsmby) from 1970-1983. He then founded the IP boutique Needle & Rosenberg which, in 2008, merged into Ballard Spahr LLP. He served as the first Chair of Ballard Spahr's Intellectual Property Department until July 1, 2012 and remains a partner in the firm. His litigation experience includes being counsel in the copyright and trademark litigation for the CABBAGE PATCH KIDS(R)...
Thomas is a registered patent attorney whose practice is focused exclusively on intellectual property law. His practice includes: patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, patent prosecution, patent portfolio management, patent infringement, patent litigation, patent licensing, trademark registration, trademark infringement, trademark litigation, copyright registration, copyright litigation, intellectual property licensing, and other intellectual property matters.