MacCord Mason PLLC

MacCord Mason PLLC

Law Firm in Greensboro, NC

Firm Overview

The firm concentrates in intellectual property and technology related law.

MacCord Mason, a North Carolina law firm with offices in Greensboro and Wilmington, assists business clients in developing and implementing competitive strategies that include the acquisition and enforcement of commercially valuable intellectual properties, and the avoidance of valid third-party intellectual property rights. In fulfilling this mission, the firm engages in the following activities:
- Client counseling regarding intellectual property matters grounded on an in-depth understanding of the client's business.

- Acquisition and maintenance of intellectual property rights in the United States and foreign countries.

- Licensing and transfer of intellectual property rights, and structuring of ventures with third parties involving intellectual property.
- Litigation to enforce the client's intellectual property rights, and to defend against infringement claims by third parties.

The firm intentionally limits its practice to intellectual property matters, believing that the interests of the client are best served when the client is able to select other counsel for its other business-related legal needs. The firm also frequently works closely with the client's other legal counsel when expertise in intellectual property law is required.
Main Office
Main Office
300 North Greene Street
Suite 1600, Wells Fargo Tower
Greensboro  NC  27401
Phone
  • 336-273-4422
Fax
  • 336-271-2830
Websites
Intellectual Property
MacCord Mason PLLC will represent your Intellectual Property legal matters.
Areas of Law

-Patents
-Trademarks
-Copyrights
-Unfair Competition
-Biotechnology Licensing.
-Trade Secret Practice
-Intellectual Property
-Litigation
-Biochemical Technology

Edward W. Rilee

Attorney in Greensboro, NC
Member, University of Akron Law Review, 1981-1982. Author: "The Protection of Property Rights in Computer Software," 14 Akron Law Review 85, 1980.

Areas of Law

-Patent Law
-Trademark Law
-Copyright Law
-Unfair Competition Law
-Trade Secrets Law
-Intellectual Property Law

Experience & Credentials

Position
Partner

Admission Details
-Admitted in 1982, Ohio
-1988, North Carolina
-registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended
Akron University Law School
Class of 1982
J.D.

University Attended
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Class of 1971
B.S.
Ceramic Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Class of 1977
M.S.
Materials Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Phi Eta Sigma

Birth Information
Born in 1949
Newport News, Virginia, July 1, 1949

Associations & Memberships
Greensboro Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar; American Institute of Chemical Engineers; American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Education
  • Akron University Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1982

Art MacCord

Attorney in Greensboro, NC
Sigma Pi Sigma. Delegate, National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations, 1985-1990; Chair, 1996-1997. Board of Directors, National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc.

Areas of Law

-Patent Law
-Trademark Law
-Intellectual Property Law
-Copyright Law
-Trade Secrets Law

Experience & Credentials

Position
Partner

Admission Details
-Admitted in 1978, District of Columbia
-1982, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
-1988, North Carolina
-registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended
George Washington University
Class of 1978
J.D.

University Attended
University of Virginia
Class of 1972
B.A.
with distinction

Birth Information
Born in 1950
Dayton, Kentucky, August 10, 1950

Associations & Memberships
Greensboro (Secretary, 1994-1995), North Carolina (Council Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, 1989-1993; Chairman, 1995-1996) and American Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association (President, 1992-1993).
Education
  • George Washington University
    Juris Doctorate , 1978

William J. Mason

Attorney in Greensboro, NC

Bill Mason resumed the practice of law in 1993, after fifteen years of general corporate management and consulting. Immediately prior to rejoining the firm, Mr. Mason was a partner in Premier Brands Ltd., a firm which advises consumer products companies in international business development. He was also Vice President-International for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, with overall responsibility for the corporation's marketing and sales activities outside the United States.

Earlier, Mr. Mason was patent and trademark counsel, as well as international counsel, for Brown & Williamson, and served for five years as senior patent attorney for Hoechst Celanese Corporation. In addition to his experience as corporate in-house counsel, he was engaged in private law practice for several years, during which time he represented both large and small corporations in litigation, patent and trademark procurement, and commercialization of technological developments.

Mr. Mason is a member of the North Carolina and District of Columbia bars, and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

He received his B. S. in chemistry from Tennessee Technological University in 1962, his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University School of Law in 1967, and graduated from the Columbia University School of Business Management in 1980.

Areas of Law

-Patent Law
-Trademark Law
-Copyright Law
-Other Areas of Law
-Licensing Law

Experience & Credentials

Position
Partner

Admission Details
-Admitted in 1968, District of Columbia
-1973, North Carolina
-registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended
George Washington University
Class of 1967
J.D.

University Attended
Tennessee Technological University
Class of 1962
B.S.

Columbia University Graduate School of Business Management
Class of 1980

Birth Information
Born in 1940
Morrison, Tennessee, June 13, 1940

Associations & Memberships
New Hanover and North Carolina Bar Associations.
Education
  • George Washington University
    Juris Doctorate , 1967

James L. Lester

Attorney in Greensboro, NC
Chi Epsilon. North Carolina Certified Mediator.

Areas of Law

-Litigation
-Patent Law
-Trademark Law
-Trade Secret Law

Experience & Credentials

Position
Partner

Admission Details
-Admitted in 1982, Virginia
-1988, North Carolina
-1999, U.S. Supreme Court
-registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended
Duke University
Class of 1982
J.D.

University Attended
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Class of 1979
B.S.
Civil Engineering

Birth Information
Born in 1957
Rapid City, South Dakota, June 17, 1957

Associations & Memberships
Greensboro and North Carolina Bar Associations.
Education
  • Duke University
    Juris Doctorate , 1982

Douglas Tsao

Attorney in Greensboro, NC
Dr. Tsao assists clients to develop, maintain and protect their IP portfolios as well as provide litigation support. His past experience includes working in the fields of chemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, and software development.

Areas of Law

-Molecular Biology Patents
-Chemical Patent Prosecution
-Chemical Patents
-Biochemical Patents
-Biotechnology Patent Prosecution
-Unfair Competition
-Biotechnology Patents
-Computer and Software Patents
-Patent Litigation
-Copyrights
-Trade Secrets

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
-Admitted in 2014, North Carolina
-2014, registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

University Attended
East Carolina University
Class of 2006
B.S.

University of North Carolina
Class of 2011
Ph.D., Chemistry

Associations & Memberships
North Carolina State Bar; American Chemical Society.

Kelly B. Robinson

Attorney in Greensboro, NC

Mrs. Robinson is a resident of Greensboro, North Carolina where she joined the firm as an associate in 2009. She is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1996. She attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she received her Master of Arts in Science Education in 2004. She returned to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro for her Master of Science in Biology in 2006. Afterwards, she attended Elon University School of Law in Greensboro where she received her Juris Doctor in 2009.

Kelly is admitted to the practice of law in the State of North Carolina. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Greensboro Bar Association.

Areas of Law

-Copyrights
-Trademarks
-Patents

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 2009, North Carolina

Law School Attended
Elon University School of Law
Class of 2009
J.D.

University Attended
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Class of 1996
B.S.
Biology

Wake Forest University
Class of 2004
M.A.
Science Education

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Class of 2006
M.S.
Biology
Education
  • Elon University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2009

Jason T. Condrasky

Attorney in Greensboro, NC

Jason resides in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he joined the firm as an Associate in 2009. Prior to joining MacCord Mason, Jason worked as a Patent Agent at Charm Sciences in Lawrence, MA procuring patent protection for food safety hygiene and monitoring diagnostic tests.

He graduated from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina in 2006 where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering with a minor in Legal Studies. While at Clemson University, Jason was awarded a Co-op degree for his work experience as a bio-design engineer at Black & Veatch and ALCOA-Mt. Holly. Afterwards, Jason attended Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire where he received his Juris Doctor in 2009.

Jason is a member of the State Bar of North Carolina, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Areas of Law

-Patents
-Copyrights
-Trademarks

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
-Admitted in 2009, North Carolina
-registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School Attended
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Class of 2009
J.D.

University Attended
Clemson University
Class of 2006
B.S.
Biosystems Engineering

Associations & Memberships
State Bar of North Carolina, Bar Association of Greensboro, North Carolina.
Education
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
    Juris Doctorate , 2009
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