Cary, NC, February 09, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Coats and Bennett, P.L.L.C. is proud to announce that partner, Larry Coats, has been recognized as one of Business North Carolina's 2014 Legal Elite in Intellectual Property Law. The honor, voted on by the state’s lawyers, recognizes the top attorneys in business-related categories and provides every active lawyer in the state the opportunity to participate. In addition, Coats received the most votes from area lawyers, ranking top in the Intellectual Property category.
With over 35 years of experience in intellectual property, including patent and trademark infringement ligation and patent preparation and prosecution, Coats has written and prosecuted over 1,000 patent applications.
"I am extremely proud of my friend and business partner, Larry Coats, for receiving this honor,” said David Bennett, managing partner Coats and Bennett, P.L.L.C. "Larry is always striving to provide the highest quality work for the benefit of his clients. That his peers recognize this and selected him among the 2014 Legal Elite for IP Law is a testament not only to the service he provides his clients, but to his standing in the legal community."
Coats is an engineering graduate of North Carolina State University and obtained his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Association, North Carolina Bar Association and Wake County Bar Association. Coats also serves on the Advisory Board for North Carolina State University's Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department.
About Coats & Bennett PLLC
Founded in 1987 by Larry Coats and David Bennett, Coats and Bennett, P.L.L.C. is a full- service intellectual property law firm based in Cary, NC with expertise in intellectual property litigation; patents and patent prosecution; trademarks; copyrights; due diligence, clearance and licensing; trade secrets; and internet and domain name disputes. For more information, visit coatsandbennett.com