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Carl Massey Jr

Carl Massey Jr

Biotech and Mechanical Patent Law - Over 20 Years Experience
  • Intellectual Property, Patents
  • North Carolina
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Biography

After training initially with one of the top biotech patent groups in the U.S. and practicing in large general practice firms for over 20 years, Carl has the experience to meet the intellectual property needs of startups, mid-size R&D companies, large biotherapeutic and pharmaceutical companies, and top tier, research-intensive universities. He enjoys doing single-project work, as well as comprehensive counseling and portfolio development for startups and growing companies.

Carl counsels scientific founders on initial protection strategies for their platform technology (timing, scope of disclosure, landscape analysis, ownership issues), develops licensing programs for biotechnology, and evaluates lifecycle management programs for marketed human therapeutics. He also has evaluated patent and patent litigation issues involving biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, as well as manufacturing and energy technology, including mechanical and chemical areas. Carl assists clients at every stage of the business lifecycle, from discovery, through development and commercialization.

Carl’s experience allows him to add value as a trusted member of the business team for his clients, and not merely as a hired legal technician.

Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Patents
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
Additional Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property Counseling
  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Life Sciences
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    1 hour
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
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Associate
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
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Associate
Kilpatrick Townsend
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Associate
Sterne Kessler
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Education
Boston University School of Law
J.D. (1997) | law
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Duke University
M.S. (1994) | Biochemistry
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University of Alabama - Birmingham
M.S. (1990) | Biology
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Wake Forest University
B.S
cum laude, M.S., Biology, 1990, University of Alabama at Birmingham, M.S., Biochemistry, 1994, Duke University, J.D., 1997, Boston University School of Law, cum laude.
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Professional Associations
Current
Activities: Admitted to the bar 1997, Virginia
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Current
Activities: 1999, North Carolina
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Activities: Admitted to practice before the U
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Current
Activities: Patent and Trademark Office, all Virginia and North Carolina State Courts and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
20 Questions Answered
Q. Can you summarise what NORDIC Semiconductor ASA has patented and why this is important for their market growth?
A: That's probably a $20K to $40K kind of question. Any short musings from a free answer here will not likely be useful. If it's really important to you, economically, find competent patent counsel and see if the value to you is enough for them to consider the project.
Q. I would like to use an idea from a patent for my industry. Do I need permission from the patent owner to use it?
A: I depends on whether the "idea" you wish to use "from the patent" is captured and within the scope of the patent's claims. The claims are numbered sentences at the end of the patent, of course, and you may be able to get some idea on your own, but it may be necessary to consult a patent attorney or agent.
Q. Can i use mycelium biomaterial for art sculptures or is this regulated by patents of Ecovative?
A: The short answer is that "it's going to cost you to find out." Ecovative has quite a number of patents and pending US applications that may impact your question. No quick answer.
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Massey Law, PLLC
P.O. Box 541
Lewisville, NC 27023
Toll-Free: (336) 682-2715