Mark A. Taylor is the founding and managing member of Carteret IP. Mr. Taylor concentrates his practice in the areas of patent procurement and litigation support, and trademark registration and dispute resolution.
He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in North Carolina and is a federally registered patent attorney. Prior to founding Carteret IP, Mr. Taylor was of counsel for the Lexington, Kentucky firm of Stoll, Keenon Ogden, PLLC. Prior to that Mr. Taylor helped establish the intellectual property practice group for McGuireWoods in Richmond, Va. Before that, and after graduation from law school, he was an associate for the Charlotte intellectual property firm of Shefte, Pinckney & Sawyer.
Mr. Taylor is a 1987 graduate of the Lee College of Engineering of the University of North Carolina - Charlotte, where he finished in the top five of his class with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He earned his juris doctorate degree from Wake Forest University in 1990. Prior to his educational endeavors, he served in the United States Navy as an electronics technician.
Mr. Taylor has provided intellectual property services to a wide range of clients, from individual inventors to small companies to NASCAR teams and Fortune 500 companies, such as Lexmark, Hamilton-Beach and Bosch Home Appliances. Mr. Taylor also has significant experience handling outsourced work.
Some of the technical fields Mr. Taylor has worked in include:
Home Appliances, Including Ranges, Refrigerators, Dishwashers, Laundry Washers And Dryers; Medical Devices; Textile Machinery; Threads and Coatings; Industrial Manufacturing Process Machines and Controls; Railroad Inspection Equipment; Filters; Automotive Propulsion and Transmissions; Telephone Systems; Power Generation; Artificial Turf; Horse Track Surfaces; Tobacco Curing Methods and Apparatus; Hand Tools; CNC Waterjet Systems; GPS-based Aircraft Instruments; and General Electrical and Mechanical devices.
- Wake Forest University School of Law
- J.D. (1990)
- Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, UCC II
- Activities: Environmental Law Society, Vice President
- University of North Carolina - Charlotte
- B.S. (1987) | Mechanical Engineering
- Honors: Cum Laude
- Activities: Society of Physics Students, Vice President Tau Beta Pi, President Physics Lab Instructor
- Of Counsel
- Stoll Keenon Ogden
- Associate Attorney
- McGuire Woods
- Associate Attorney
- Shefte, Pinckney & Sawyer
- Petty Officer
- United States Navy
- The North Carolina State Bar
- - Current
- Activities: Former Intellectual Property Law Section Counsel
- North Carolina
- US Patent and Trademark Office
- Intellectual Property