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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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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
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
Additional Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property Counseling
  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Life Sciences
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
Kilpatrick Townsend
Sterne Kessler
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
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
Activities: Admitted to the bar 1997, Virginia
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Activities: 1999, North Carolina
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Activities: Admitted to practice before the U
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Activities: Patent and Trademark Office, all Virginia and North Carolina State Courts and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
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6 Questions Answered
Q. Patent: I want to patent a projectile based off the 9mm luger. Can I patent a projectile using the same dimensions?
A: Sounds like the composition of your projectile is what will be relevant. Dimensions would not seem to be the issue. If you're projectile composition is novel and nonobvious, then you may be able to obtain a utility patent. I'd be happy to discuss.
Q. Good day! I would like to ask if my idea is something that needs to be patented. I have made a flashcard of the alphabet
A: I don't necessarily agree with the design patent route. If you can show, or better if you have research that shows, increased retention with the additional association of the emotion matching the letter of the animal name AND can show that this is novel, you could potentially pursue a utility patent. If "utility" and "design" are not familiar to you, I'm sure you can find some helpful info on the web.
Q. I want to make patented bee protecting mushroom extracts (patent of Paul Stamets). Are they still active? Can I use it?
A: A number of U.S. patents relating to this subject matter appear under the name Paul Stamets. Several are relatively newly issued and will be active for some time. One thing to realize is that the patent only provides an exclusive right (right to sue for infringement) for what is within the scope of the claims. You may wish to consult with a patent attorney to assist with review of those claims, in order to determine if there is a way to avoid infringement and still possibly accomplish some benefits of the general idea. We would be happy to discuss the matter further.
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Massey Law, PLLC
P.O. Box 541
Lewisville, NC 27023
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