Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property practice is dedicated to maximizing the value and security of our clients' intellectual property (IP). We tailor solutions to meet our client's particular IP protection needs and stage of development. From structuring a complicated intellectual property transaction, interpreting patent law, formulating patent strategies, or assisting with trademark selection and registration, we offer smart solutions that assist our clients in meeting their IP protection objectives in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  


We protect the intellectual property rights of businesses in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Biotechnology
  • Electronics
  • Software
  • Advanced Materials
  • Ceramics
  • Hardware
  • Power Systems
  • Material Science
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Engineering


Our patent attorneys and agents have extensive experience formulating and implementing effective intellectual property development and protection strategies. We oversee our clientsí interests in a variety of business transactions, including:

  • Non-disclosure & Confidentiality Agreements
  • Software & Technology Licensing
  • Joint Development & Strategic Alliance Arrangements
  • Employment & Consulting Arrangements
    • Confidentiality
    • Work-for-hire & Assignment of Rights
    • Non-compete Agreements

Our patent attorneys and agents also prepare and file patent applications, evaluate patent portfolios, and structure in-house IP protection processes.


Perkins offers a full range of copyright law services including:

  • Copyright Registration
  • Cease & Desist Letters
  • Copyright Infringement Investigation & Prosecution

Whether you are an artist, business owner, or software developer, you likely have copyrightable works that deserve protection. Perkins can help you identify and register copyrights to protect your company's intellectual property.

Internet Law

Perkins routinely advises clients in the rapidly developing issues of Internet law, including:

  • E-commerce
  • Online Speech & Conduct
  • Domain Names
  • Privacy
  • Network Security
  • Consumer Rights
  • Online Contracting

Our attorneys stay up to date on the most current Internet law concerns, and continue to offer our clients creative and comprehensive solutions, applying both longstanding and newly developed legal principles. We can handle any type of Internet law concerns, including drafting and enforcing online license and click-through agreements, structuring business practices to comply with statutes governing online information and communication, and ensuring the security of network infrastructure.


Our team provides trademark support in connection with mergers and acquisitions, investments, private placements, public offerings, financing, credit and security agreements, and bankruptcy restructurings.

In addition to providing trademark and copyright support to individual companies, both in Greenville, SC and across the country, Perkins also assists key players in the venture capital industry with the management of their intellectual property as well as that of their portfolio companies. Many domestic and international businesses have entrusted us to manage their trademark portfolios, and many major branding consultants come to us for advice on corporate and product naming.

Trade Secrets

Trade secrets are operational or design processes that give your company a professional edge. At Perkins, we understand the importance of protecting trade secrets. We offer companies assistance with:

  • Non-compete Agreements 
  • Non-disclosure & Confidentiality Agreements
  • Corporate Espionage
  • Co-development Agreements
  • Trade Secret Risk Analysis

Perkins specializes in providing preventative counseling to avoid trade secret and non-compete claims. 

IP Litigation

When it comes time to enforce or protect the intellectual property rights of our clients, Perkins excels at delivering comprehensive, effective legal strategies. Our firm is uniquely positioned to excel in high-stakes technology, patent law, and intellectual property litigation, since founder John Perkins began his career as a law clerk for the Hon. Pauline Newman, the foremost expert on patent law and patent litigation in the United States. Judge Newman literally wrote the book on patent law used by most lawyers and nearly all law schools. Perkins was been able to apply his unique experience in numerous patent, trademark, copyright, and antitrust litigations in the Complex Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups of a major international law firm in Washington, DC before moving to Greenville, SC, where patent litigation and trademark litigation have become a mainstay of Perkins.

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Perkins has one of the most experienced group of IP professionals in the Southeast. Contact us today to ensure your intellectual assets are protected.