Nick Carr

With nearly two decades of law experience, Nick Carr is a KDW principal who maintains a strategic and thorough intellectual property practice. He has experience spans the gamut of boutique patent firms to the Supreme Court of North Carolina. As an expert in computer science, Nick is a trusted business adviser to KDW clients—specifically Fortune 500 companies. As an added asset to his client communication, he is conversational in both Greek and Spanish.


In addition to his intellectual property practice at KDW, Nick is active within the local North Carolina legal community. He currently serves on the Wake County Bar Association Membership Committee (previously acting as Social Chair Treasurer, and WCBA Social Committee member), and has held previous positions with the Young Lawyers Division and Greensboro Bar Association.


  • Principal


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, 2007
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS, Information Science 2004
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS, with Honors and Distinction Honors, Computer Science, 2002


  • Bar: North Carolina
  • Other: United States Patent and Trademark Office

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Opinions
  • Patent Counseling
  • Patent Drafting and Prosecution
  • Prosecution and Enforcement


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Financial technologies
  • Server technologies
  • Cloud computing
  • Mobile computing
  • Software
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptography
  • Digital technologies

Notable Legal Expertise

  • Patent application, preparation, and prosecution
  • Subject matter eligibility

Representative Technologies Expertise

  • AI, cloud, and machine learning
  • Cognitive computing networks
  • Semiconductors
  • Analytics
  • Imaging/graphics
  • Distributed computing
  • Augmented/virtual reality
  • Quality assurance systems
  • Internet applications security, firmware, memory, and devices


  • Patterson + Sheridan, IP Associate, 2011–2018
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina, Law Clerk to Chief Justice Sarah Parker, 2007–2011


  • Margaret Ellen Kalp Fellowship Recipient at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004


  • Wake County Bar/Tenth Judicial District Bar Committee Member

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