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Robert H. McWilliams, Jr.

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Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
One Wells Fargo Center
301 South College Street
23rd Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
robert.mcwilliams@nelsonmullins.com
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Robert McWilliams's practice involves patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation. Mr. McWilliams is a registered patent attorney.

Robert McWilliams's practice involves patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation. Mr. McWilliams is a registered patent attorney.

Robert McWilliams's practice involves patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation. Mr. McWilliams is a registered patent attorney.

Experience

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Experience

  • Representing clients in patent, trademark, unfair competition, and trade secret litigation matters
  • Representing clients in Covered Business Method Review (CBMR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Advising clients with regard to existing patents and preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of mechanical systems, electronics, aerospace, payment processing, radio frequency communications systems, and medical devices
  • Preparing opinions related to patent infringement and validity, freedom to operate, and patentability issues

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, magna cum laude (2009)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Wig & Robe
    • Associate editor-in-chief of the South Carolina Law Review
    • Received CALI Awards in Civil Procedure I and II, Transnational Law, Trademarks & Unfair Competition, Patent Law, and Administrative Law
    • Student member, John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, BS, Mechanical Engineering, cum laude (2006)

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Practice Areas

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