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Susan Jackson

Partner

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301 South College Street
23rd Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
susan.jackson@nelsonmullins.com

Susan Jackson is a partner in the Charlotte office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and focuses her practice on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and unfair competition, as well as client counseling, licensing, and opinion work. She places particular emphasis on patent and trademark preparation and prosecution. Ms. Jackson has a chemical engineering background and...

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Susan Jackson is a partner in the Charlotte office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and focuses her practice on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and unfair competition, as well as client counseling, licensing, and opinion work. She places particular emphasis on patent and trademark preparation and prosecution. Ms. Jackson has a chemical engineering background and has experience in chemical and materials-related inventions in the areas of specialty chemicals, chemistry, additives, surfactants, pigments, antimicrobials, energy, fuel cells, materials, textiles, films, fibers, nonwovens, polymers, bioengineering, and medical devices. Ms. Jackson also has experience in patent preparation and prosecution for mechanical and computer software-related inventions.

has experience in chemical and materials-related inventions in the areas of specialty chemicals, chemistry, additives, surfactants, pigments, antimicrobials, energy, fuel cells, materials, textiles, films, fibers, nonwovens, polymers, bioengineering, and medical devices. Ms. Jackson also has experience in patent preparation and prosecution for mechanical and computer software-related inventions.

Susan Jackson is a partner in the Charlotte office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and focuses her practice on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and unfair competition, as well as client counseling, licensing, and opinion work. She places particular emphasis on patent and trademark preparation and prosecution. Ms. Jackson has a chemical engineering background and... has experience in chemical and materials-related inventions in the areas of specialty chemicals, chemistry, additives, surfactants, pigments, antimicrobials, energy, fuel cells, materials, textiles, films, fibers, nonwovens, polymers, bioengineering, and medical devices. Ms. Jackson also has experience in patent preparation and prosecution for mechanical and computer software-related inventions.

Experience

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Experience

  • Experience in representing companies with large trademark and patent portfolios, both U.S. and foreign
  • Experience in providing opinions including patentability, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions
  • Represents clients on trademark matters across a range of industries including manufacturing, retail, technology, computer, and other industries
  • Experience in representing financial and other service institutions in intellectual property matters including patent, trademark, licensing, and opinion work
  • Has counseled clients on technology licensing and technology development agreements

Representative Matters

  • Represented global specialty chemicals company and prepared and prosecuted patent applications in areas of surfactants, additives, masterbatches, dyes, and pigments
  • Represented national retail chain in private label branding effort and managing its trademark portfolio
  • Represented a major U.S. financial institution in preparation and prosecution of patent applications for inventions in areas including information security, on-line banking, on-line financial transactions, financial instruments and products
  • Represented medical and research institutions in preparation and prosecution of patent applications in bio-chemical systems, bioengineering and medical-related inventions

Previous Professional Experience

  • In-house intellectual property lawyer, Clariant Corporation

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, JD (1997)
    • Wake Forest Law Review
  • Clemson University, BS, Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude (1994)
    • President and Member, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
    • Phi Kappa Phi

Admissions

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

Practice Areas

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  • North Carolina Bar Association, Women In Profession Committee (2011)
  • Charlotte Women's Bar, Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
    • First President and Founding Member (2005-2006)
  • Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association, member
    • Immediate Past President (2004-2005)
    • President (2003-2004)
    • First Vice-President (2002-2003)
    • Second Vice-President (2001-2002)
    • Secretary 2000-2001
    • Board of Managers (1999-2000)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake Forest School of Law, Law Alumni Council (2007-2009)
  • Wake Forest School of Law Board of Visitors (2009)
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