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Coats + Bennett, PLLC, Attorneys Named to Business North Carolina 2013 Legal Elite

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

Cary, NC, January 11, 2013 --( Coats and Bennett, PLLC (, an intellectual property law firm, has announced that four of its attorneys, Anthony Biller, Larry Coats, John Owen and Tim Bradley have been recognized as 2013 Legal Elite, with Anthony Biller receiving the most votes from area lawyers to be ranked top in the Intellectual Property category, the first time a member of the firm has been given this top honor. The Legal Elite is an 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 and Owen finished among the top attorneys statewide listed in the category of intellectual property.

Tim Bradley, associate attorney with the firm, was named to the 2013 Legal Elite Young Guns, a category which honors attorneys who are under 40 years of age.

Biller is a full-time litigator with 15 years of 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. Coats, a senior member and co-founder of Coats and Bennett, has written and prosecuted more than 1,000 patent applications during his nearly four decades of experience across all areas of intellectual property. Owen has prepared and prosecuted a wide variety of patent, trademark and copyright cases, with clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to individuals. Bradley drafts and prosecutes domestic and international patents focused on software and telecommunication, in addition to publishing articles in numerous American Bar Association journals, and co-editing the IP Links publication for the North Carolina Bar Association. This is the first year that Bradley has been honored with this recognition.

“On behalf of everyone at Coats and Bennett, I want to congratulate Anthony, Larry, John and Tim on earning this excellent award,” said David Bennett, co-founder and managing partner of Coats and Bennett. “Being voted as top in the state by their peers is a great testament to these lawyers’ high quality of practice and we are pleased to have such people as part of our intellectual property litigation team.”

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About Coats + Bennett, PLLC:
Coats + 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 + Bennett delivers quality work to local clients and Fortune 500 companies alike. For more information, visit

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