Greensboro, NC—Womble Carlyle attorney and 1983 WVU College of Law graduate Jim Vaughan ‘83 has been recognized in the 2013 Chambers USA report for his work in intellectual property law. Chambers USA annually ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas.
Vaughan is co-chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Womble Carlyle. He has practiced intellectual property law in Atlanta since 1983, devoting his legal career to patent litigation, serving as lead counsel in trials, appeals and in specialty proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Vaughan now concentrates his practice on working with corporate clients in matters involving patent litigation, and on analyzing patents to develop corporate strategies involving patents and patent litigation. He also continues his interference, reissue, reexamination, and patent appellate practices.
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP is one of the largest and most technologically advanced business law firms in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The firm’s roots run more than a century deep in North Carolina and its growth mirrors the evolving economy of the State and the region. Established in Winston-Salem in 1876, the firm now comprises more than 550 lawyers in fourteen offices, including Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Greensboro, Research Triangle Park and Raleigh, NC; and Atlanta; Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, SC; Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Wilmington, DE; and Cupertino, CA.