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Craig N. Killen

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One Wells Fargo Center
301 South College Street
23rd Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
craig.killen@nelsonmullins.com
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Craig Killen is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Charlotte where his practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, portfolio management, and strategic counseling. Mr. Killen has been involved in intellectual property litigation in multiple jurisdictions throughout the United States, including South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois and California....

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Craig Killen is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Charlotte where his practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, portfolio management, and strategic counseling. Mr. Killen has been involved in intellectual property litigation in multiple jurisdictions throughout the United States, including South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois and California. Mr. Killen is a registered patent attorney.

Mr. Killen is a registered patent attorney.

Craig Killen is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Charlotte where his practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, portfolio management, and strategic counseling. Mr. Killen has been involved in intellectual property litigation in multiple jurisdictions throughout the United States, including South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois and California.... Mr. Killen is a registered patent attorney.

Experience

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Experience

  • Experienced in the analysis of patent and trademark infringement, validity, and avoidance
  • Prepares and prosecutes patents and trademarks throughout the world, and assists clients in copyright matters
  • Assists clients in the fields of radar; signal processing; electronic components; neural networks; e-commerce and business methods; software-based inventions; electric motors; mechanical components; guidance and navigation, electronic ignition, optical measurement, and electronic monitoring systems
  • Counsels clients on the strategic aspects of obtaining and maintaining intellectual property portfolios, including the determination of which aspects of a client's business and product lines should be protected for maximum benefit

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1991)
    • Member, South Carolina Law Review
    • Received American Jurisprudence Award in Torts II
    • Won first place in the Nathan Burkin Memorial Competition
  • Clemson University, BS, Electrical Engineering (1987)

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Practice Areas

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  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Litigation sections
  • Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association
  • Current Editorial Board member and Past Editor, South Carolina Lawyer magazine, the bimonthly publication of the SC Bar
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