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Additon, Higgins & Pendleton, P.A. is pleased to announce that Charlie Shonkwiler has recently joined our firm as a registered patent attorney

Posted on March 9, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Charlie helps clients obtain U.S. and international patent protection, and provides advice to clients about complicated patent-related issues, including patentability, non-infringement, product clearance, and licensing. This includes developing patent assets for large patent portfolios, and securing initial patent protection for startup companies. In addition to Charlie’s legal experience, Charlie has an engineering degree, an M.B.A. degree, and he worked as a process engineer in the pulp & paper industry.


John P. Higgins Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® again in 2017

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Additon, Higgins & Pendleton, P.A. is pleased to announce  that John P. Higgins has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® from 2011- 2017 in the fields of Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation.


Additon, Higgins & Pendleton, P.A. Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers® in 2017

Posted on February 10, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Additon, Higgins & Pendleton, P.A. is pleased to announce that two firm attorneys were named to the Super Lawyers® 2017 list of top attorneys in Intellectual Property Litigation in North Carolina.  One firm attorney was named to the Super Lawyers® 2017 North Carolina Top 100 list and the Super Lawyers® 2017 Charlotte Top 25 list. The results were published in Super Lawyers® Magazine, which was distributed in January.

John P. Higgins and John C. Nipp were named to the North Carolina 2017 Super Lawyers® list in Intellectual Property Litigation.

John P. Higgins was named to the North Carolina 2017 Super Lawyers® Top 100 list.

John P. Higgins was also named to the Charlotte 2017 Super Lawyers® Top 25 list.


John Nipp voted into Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame for Intellectual Property

Posted on February 2, 2017 in Uncategorized.

In its January 2017 issue, Business North Carolina featured John Nipp for achieving the status of Legal Elite Hall of Fame in the category of Intellectual Property.  This honor is given to the attorney receiving the most votes in a statewide survey of members of the North Carolina State Bar asking them to select the most distinguished attorney in the state in each field of law.  This is Mr. Nipp’s sixth consecutive selection as a Legal Elite in the category of Intellectual Property Law (2012-2017).  Mr. Nipp was also selected as a Legal Elite in the category of Litigation for 2017, his second consecutive year receiving that honor. 

 


Additon, Higgins & Pendleton Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Legal Elite

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Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories as voted on by their peers.  The Legal Elite listing is published in the January issue of Business North Carolina magazine.

Congratulations to John P. Higgins and John C. Nipp on being named to Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite for 2017.

John P. Higgins has been recognized as Legal Elite for 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

John C. Nipp has been recognized as Legal Elite for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.


Additon, Higgins & Pendleton, P.A. is pleased to announce that Janine Rickman has recently joined our firm as a registered patent attorney

Posted on September 8, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Janine concentrates her current practice on U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution.  Janine has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the mechanical and chemical processing arts, including patent applications for printers, gas turbine engines, aircraft systems and displays, product packaging, coatings, automotive components, medical and dental devices, tools, semiconductor packaging, agriculture, and environment sciences.

 


Additon, Higgins & Pendleton, P.A. was chosen as a top law firm in Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation in the Super Lawyers® Business Edition 2015

Posted on June 6, 2016 in Uncategorized.

We are pleased to announce that our firm was chosen by Super Lawyers® as a top law firm in Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation in the Super Lawyers® Business Edition 2015. The selection was based on the number of firm attorneys who have been selected to a 2014 or 2015 Super Lawyers® list in business practice areas, in addition to a combination of metrics indicating the quality of those attorneys. Factors that were considered included the number of years selected to the list, inclusion on a top list, and average blue ribbon panel score.