Jeff Wilson

As senior principal at KDW with over 30 years of experience as a patent lawyer, Jeff Wilson has filed and prosecuted thousands of patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and extensively abroad. His collaborative approach allows for a cooperative, knowledgeable, high-quality and cost-effective output. His global client base spans a wide range of industries and technologies—from aircraft and aerospace systems to medical devices to chemical applications and more.

 

Jeff’s robust purview also includes opinion work, due diligence and litigation counseling. He has also been on Brief with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), and has aggregated extensive experience in US and foreign trademark prosecution and portfolio management. His commitment to excellence has led to accolades that include an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Client Choice Awards, and Super Lawyer listings (North Carolina).

Role/Title

  • Senior Principal

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Biology with Physics concentration 1987
  • Campbell University School of Law 1990
Admissions
  • Bar: North Carolina; South Carolina
  • Other: Registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Practice Areas

  • Patents
  • Trademarks

Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Mechanical
  • Biomedical
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical

Notable Legal Expertise

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications for domestic and foreign corporations and universities
  • Opinion work: Non-infringement, invalidity and freedom-to-operate analysis
  • Prior art searching and analysis
  • Counseling in the area of infringement avoidance

In addition to his role at KDW, Jeff is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), the Licensing Executives Society (LES), the North Carolina Bar Association (former Intellectual Property Law Section Council Member), and the Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association (former President).

Experience

  • Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P.A. Durham, N.C. 1995–2023 (President 2007–2023)
  • Hardaway Law Firm, Greenville, S.C. 1990–1995

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