Patent attorney R. Brian Johnson joins The Van Winkle Law Firm

Here’s the press release from the Van Winkle Law Firm:

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 29, 2012) – The Van Winkle Law Firm announced the arrival of attorney R. Brian Johnson to its Asheville office. He will join the firm’s patents, copyrights and trademarks intellectual property practice group. As an undergraduate at Duke University, Johnson majored in Electrical Engineering serving as the basis for his work in patents, trademarks and copyrights. He completed his juris doctor at the University of South Carolina.
Johnson began his legal career with the United States Patent Office in the Washington, D.C. area before moving to private practice. His work as an attorney has encompassed all aspects of intellectual property, including patent and trademark prosecution, opinion work, assisting litigators, as well as advising clients in regard to copyrights, trade secrets and licensing initiatives.
For the past decade, Johnson has practiced privately in the U.S. and internationally in patent and trademark prosecution and litigation, patentability searches and opinions, clearance searches, prior art analysis, invalidity and non-infringement opinions, licensing and intellectual property portfolio management.
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