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Karl Sawyer, Jr.

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One Wells Fargo Center
301 South College Street
23rd Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
karl.sawyer@nelsonmullins.com

Karl Sawyer focuses his practice in the areas of intellectual property law and litigation.

Karl Sawyer focuses his practice in the areas of intellectual property law and litigation.

Karl Sawyer focuses his practice in the areas of intellectual property law and litigation.

Experience

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  • Has prepared and prosecuted patents in a range of technologies, with a particular emphasis in the mechanical engineering arts
  • Registered and maintained trademarks and service marks for companies in a spectrum of industries
  • Negotiated licensing agreements involving patented and trade secret technology, software and information technology, copyrighted works, trademarks and service marks, including a number of franchise agreements

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, JD (1977)
    • Wake Forest Law Review
  • North Carolina State University, BS, with high honors (1974)

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association
    • Board of Managers (1985-1987)Secretary (1991-1994)
    • Second Vice President (1994-1995)
    • First Vice President (1995-1996)
    • President (1996-1997)
  • Wake Forest School of Law, Law Alumni Council (2001-2012)
  •  Board of Directors, Philips Academy of North Carolina, Inc. (2012-present)
    • Vice-Chair
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