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Main Contacts

Eric W. Iskra

Chair, Labor and Employment

Jeffrey D. Patton

Member in Charge of Winston-Salem Office

Overview

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC is a full-service, super-regional law firm serving local, national and international businesses. The firm has seven offices located in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina, and lawyers admitted to practice throughout the country. Innovative in our thinking and approach, we have erased the boundaries of a traditional law practice to think like a true business. Our people are passionately engaged to provide client-driven solutions that achieve clients’ business goals and build partnerships. Understanding that our value is in the experience our clients receive, we believe in a client-first philosophy—selfless, hands-on, relentless and collaborative. This is why you can expect different.

Lawyers Worldwide: 140

Notable

Areas of Practice

Professionals

Members

Carl H. Cather

Carl H. Cather

Co-Chair, Real Estate Group
Patrick R. Esposito

Patrick R. Esposito

Co-Chair, Government Contracts
Michael S. Garrison

Michael S. Garrison

Co-Chair, Health Care
Jason C. Pizatella

Jason C. Pizatella

Co-Chair, Government Relations
James A. Walls

James A. Walls

Co-Chair, Shale Gas Group

Senior Attorneys & Associates

Articles

Drafting Patent Acquisition Agreements

Companies may purchase third party technology from time to time. When acquiring patents from outside the company, or from related entities, there are important factors to be considered. Here are certain issues for buyers when preparing a patent acquisition agreement.    The buyer should first determine that all the record owners of the purchased Intellectual Property are party to the patent acquisition agreement. A particular patent may be assigned to a subsidiary of the seller. In that case, the buyer must require that the subsidiary be a party to the agreement and the subsidiary is directly obligated to transfer ownership of that patent...

Drafting Patent Acquisition Agreements

Companies may purchase third party technology from time to time. When acquiring patents from outside the company, or from related entities, there are important factors to be considered. Here are certain issues for buyers when preparing a patent acquisition agreement.    The buyer should first determine that all the record owners of the purchased Intellectual Property are party to the patent acquisition agreement. A particular patent may be assigned to a subsidiary of the seller. In that case, the buyer must require that the subsidiary be a party to the agreement and the subsidiary is directly obligated to transfer ownership of that patent...

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Press

Spilman Receives 2022 Distinguished Pro Bono Award

From left to right: David L. Yaussy and Joseph A. "Jay" Ford of Spilman Thomas & Battle, and Adrienne Worthy, executive director of Legal Aid of West Virginia Charleston, W.Va. — Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) recently received the 2022 Distinguished Pro Bono Award from Legal Aid of West Virginia. The Distinguished Pro Bono Award recognizes a lawyer or law firm whose pro bono efforts in a given year have gone “above and beyond” the call of duty and are deserving of special recognition...

Spilman Attorneys Named to 2022 WV Super Lawyers List

Charleston, W.Va. — Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that 13 of the firm’s West Virginia-based lawyers were recognized by Super Lawyers for 2022. The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. No more than 5 percent of a state’s lawyers are named to the Super Lawyers list. More information can be found at www.superlawyers.com...

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