Coats + Bennett, PLLC, one of the nation’s highest rated intellectual property and patent law firms, is proud to announce that Brandee Woolard, associate of Coats + Bennett, accepted a position as a Lecturing Fellow at Duke University Law for the 2017 fall semester. Ms. Woolard, a former graduate of Duke University who specializes in patent prosecution and litigation proceedings related to telecommunication and networked technologies will be teaching with the Start-Up Ventures Clinic (SUVC).
“Brandee is an amazing young woman, who truly has a passion for protecting our clients interest,” said David Kalish, managing partner Coats and Bennett, P.L.L.C. “She has a wealth of insights and experience to share with the SUVC, and I believe this is an outstanding appointment from Duke University.”
The SUVC provides legal advice and assistance to entrepreneurs of early stage entrepreneurial ventures that have not yet raised significant amounts of outside capital. Woolard has been actively involved with the SUVC for many years. As a law student she received the Professional Award from the Duke Law Clinics for her service to clients within SUVC, where she assisted them with company formation and advised on trademark applications and trademark portfolio management strategies. She continued her involvement as an attorney mentor for the clinic after law school.
“I really enjoy working with inventors to advance and protect their ideas through the patent process,” stated Woolard. “I am grateful to be with a firm like Coats + Bennett that allows me to work with outstanding clients in intellectual property as well as contribute to amazing entrepreneurial efforts at the SUVC.”
Woolard earned her Juris Doctor with honors from Duke University School of Law and graduated valedictorian of her class at NC State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While in law school, Ms. Woolard completed clerkships for Coats + Bennett and externships for the Court of Appeals of North Carolina and SAS Institute’s Patent Legal Group. She was an editor and staff writer for the Duke Law and Technology Review, was a member of the Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society, and held a vice president role in the Women Law Students Association.
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