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Intellectual Property Attorney Nate Quirk Joins
Nelson Mullins in Charlotte

Charlotte (July 20, 2016)–Nathaniel T. "Nate" Quirk has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as of counsel in the Charlotte office where he will concentrate his practice in the areas of intellectual property procurement, enforcement, and transactional matters. He assists clients in their efforts to obtain global protection of their inventions by preparing and prosecuting utility and design patents. He also works with clients to leverage their patent portfolios through enforcement and licensing and provides services to manage clients’ intellectual property risks by providing best-practice counseling and freedom to operate opinions.

In addition, Mr. Quirk provides strategic trademark counseling and assists clients in the procurement of trademark registrations around the world. He also has experience with transactional matters, particularly relating to intellectual property joint development and ownership. He previously served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and assistant General Counsel at Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a global, publicly-traded technology company that supplies products in the electronic article surveillance and RFID technical areas. Prior to Checkpoint Systems, Inc., he was a senior associate attorney at a national law firm with offices in Charlotte and was a principal engineer at Tampa Electric Company. He is licensed as an engineer by the Florida Board of Professional Engineering.   

Mr. Quirk earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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