Charlena Thorpe

Charlena Thorpe

Incorporating Innovation: Protecting and Building Businesses Around Ideas
  • Intellectual Property, Patents
  • Duluth, Georgia
Claimed Lawyer Profile

After over ten years working at large and mid-size patent-specialty and general practice law firms, Charlena Thorpe formed her own practice to provide quality patent law and related IP services to clients in a responsive, flexible, and cost-effective manner.

Charlena Thorpe has extensive patent drafting, patent procurement, and patent litigation experience. Charlena also has significant experience preparing opinions on matters such as patentability, infringement, validity, and essentiality.

Charlena Thorpe's legal education and legal experience is complemented with an exceptional technical education at a top-ranked engineering school and industry experience at Fortune 500 companies and nationally-recognized research institutions.

Emory University
J.D. | Law
Honors: Dean's Public Service Award Recipient
Activities: Intellectual Property Society, President (1997-2000)
University System of Georgia - Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. | Electrical Engineering
Honors: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship; Georgia Tech President's Fellow.
University System of Georgia - Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. | Electrical Engineering
Honors: Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (High Honors); Tau Beta Pi National Honor Society; Eta Kappa Nu National Electrical Engineering Honor Society; Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certified; Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
Professional Experience
Georgia State Bar
- Current
Articles & Publications
Patent Obviousness in the Wake of KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc.
American Bar Association
Extrinsic Evidence in a Post-Phillips World
West Legalworks
Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006 Signed Into Law
Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal
Securing Legal Protection for the Innovations of Start-Up & Small Companies
MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta
Registered Patent Attorney
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
Websites & Blogs
What Can You Trademark

What Can You Trademark

How Can You Lose Your Right To A Patent

Learn how your patent can become invalid.

How Can I Protect My Idea Internationally

Learn ways to protect your idea.

Does Your Employer Own Your Invention

Learn how you employer could potentially be the owner of your invention.

Is A Developer Of Your Invention A Joint Inventor

Learn if a developer can also be a co inventor

How To Determine If Your Idea Is Patentable

Learn how to know when your idea is patentable

You Can Patent An Application,But You Can't Patent A Rocket Car

Learn why some inventions can be patented even if you personally do not have skills to make your own invention.

The Harm Of Joint Inventors

Learn why you should be cautious with joint inventors

Who Can Get A Patent On An Invention

Learn who is eligible to file for a patent application on an invention

What Is The Difference Between A Utility Patent And A Design Patent

Learn the difference between a utility patent and a design patent

When Does My Provisional Application Become Public

Learn when your provisional application will become public.

Trade Secrets 101

Learn all about Trade Secrets.

How To Prevent Someone From Stealing Your Idea

Learn the different ways you can prevent your idea from being stolen.

What Every Non-Disclosure Agreement Should Include

Learn what your non-disclosure agreement should include.

Why You Should Never File Your Own Patent Application

Learn the reason why you should never file your own patent application.

Know The Difference Between A Provisional And Nonprovisional Patent Application

Learn all about Provisional and Nonprovisional applications.

Beware Of The Four Different Types Of Intellectual Property

Learn about the four different types of Intellectual Property and what problems could you could encounter by choosing the wrong one.

What Every New Business Or Inventor Must Do

Describes what every new business or inventor must do

The Truth About Invention Submission Companies

What Invention Submission Companies will not tell you

About Incorporating Innovation with Charlena Thorpe

Learn more about Charlena Thorpe and why she founded Incorporating Innovation LLC

Contact & Map
6340 Sugarloaf Parkway Suite 200
Duluth, GA 30024
Telephone: (770) 325-2741