J. Jason Link

Jason Link practices intellectual property law with a focus on patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation and intellectual property issues associated with transactions. He practices in a wide range of technologies, including mechanical devices, food production, textile products and equipment, packaging, chemicals and chemical processes, telecommunications, furniture and other areas within the mechanical and chemical arts. Mr. Link regularly prepares and prosecutes patent applications on behalf of clients both in the United States and internationally and counsels clients regarding their patent procurement programs. He evaluates patents in connection with infringement, validity and related issues, and conducts intellectual property due diligence in connection with licenses and other transactions. Mr. Link also assists clients in drafting and negotiating agreements related to technology development and protection of trade secrets. Professional Community Activities American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Member American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member Forsyth County Bar Association, Member Intellectual Property Owners Association, Member North Carolina Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Member Forsyth County Young Lawyers Association, Past President Industries Chemical; Manufacturing; Food, Beverage Agriculture; Consumer Products Retail Experience Intellectual property counseling for Krispy Kreme, Advise Krispy Kreme on protection of technology important to its business including preparation and filing of patent applications, protection of trade secrets and preparation/negotiation of agreements to protect its confidential information. Patent litigation for furniture hardware manufacturer, The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a furniture hardware manufacturer in a patent infringement case in which our client alleged that the defendant's furniture hinges infringed multiple patents owned by our client. Prior to engaging in significant discovery, the parties resolved the dispute and filed a joint motion for order of dismissal that was entered by the court. Patent and trademark litigation for leading manufacturer of motor sports-related tear-off products, Represented leading manufacturer of tear-off products in a case related to multi-layer tear-off products often used in the motor sports industry. The case included claims of patent infringement and trademark infringement based on patents and trademarks owned by the manufacturer, and settled favorably for our client. Patent litigation for Ring Industrial Group, The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Ring Industrial Group L.P. in an action against a competitor of its patented drainage products. After obtaining sanctions for discovery-related issues, a favorable settlement was achieved for RING that protected its intellectual property rights at a court-ordered mediation. Meridian Enterprises Corp. v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of DaimlerChrysler Corporation, BBDO Detroit, Inc., and BBDO Worldwide, Inc. in this case in which Meridian Enterprises Corporation alleged infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,025,372. After completion of significant discovery and briefing on claim construction issues, the parties resolved the dispute just prior to the Markman hearing. The court entered an order granting a stipulation of dismissal filed by the parties in September 2006.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property
Law School University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D.,1998)
Education North Carolina State University (B.S., 1995)
Bar Member / Association North Carolina State Bar Association
Most recent firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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