Three Attorneys with Coats and Bennett, PLLC, Selected Among 2011 NC Legal Elite

Larry Coats, Anthony Biller and John Owen of Cary-Based Intellectual Property Law Firm Honored in Survey by Business North Carolina

Cary, NC, April 01, 2012 --( Coats and Bennett, PLLC (, an intellectual property law firm, has announced that three of its attorneys, Larry Coats, Anthony Biller and John Owen, have been named in the 2011 NC Legal Elite, the 10th annual survey by Business North Carolina magazine asking the state’s lawyers who they consider to be the best in their field in 14 business-related specialties. Coats, Biller and Owen finished among the top attorneys statewide listed in the category of intellectual property.

Coats, a senior member and co-founder of Coats and Bennett, has written and prosecuted more than 1,000 patent applications during his 35 years of experience in all areas of intellectual property. Biller is a full-time litigator with 15 years experience who represents clients in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and related disputes in courts throughout the United States and teaches IPR Litigation at Campbell Law School. Owen has prepared and prosecuted a wide variety of patent, trademark and copyright cases, with clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to individuals.

“On behalf of everyone at Coats and Bennett, I congratulate Larry, Anthony and John on receiving this prestigious honor,” said David Bennett, co-founder and managing partner of Coats and Bennett. “To be voted among the best in the state by your peers speaks volumes about your effectiveness, and we are grateful to have such talented attorneys as part of our team in intellectual property litigation.”

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About Coats and Bennett, PLLC:
Coats and Bennett, PLLC, is one of the most established full service intellectual property law firms in the Southeast. Located in Cary, N.C., the firm provides a comprehensive range of intellectual property legal services including litigation, patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, trade secrets and related matters throughout the United States and worldwide. With a reputation as a trusted, experienced and effective resource for businesses and individuals in need of IP counsel, Coats and Bennett delivers quality work to local clients and Fortune 500 companies alike. For more information, visit

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