KDB Changes Name and Adds Four Patent Attorneys, Expanding the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice

Raleigh, N.C., March 8, 2023: KDW Firm PLLC (formerly KDB Firm PLLC) is proud to announce that four highly experienced and respected patent attorneys have joined the firm.

Jeff Wilson, Leon Legleiter, Ben Aitken, and Whit Scott are joining the Firm as a Senior Principal, Principal, and Counsels. They bring a very deep level of experience in patent law to the firm and will help to expand the Firm’s intellectual property practice.  In addition, the firm has changed its name to KDW Firm PLLC to reflect the new members and the strength of our broader bench.

“We are delighted to welcome them,” said John Kacvinsky, a co-founder of the firm. “Their extensive experience and expertise in patent law will further strengthen our IP practice and enhance our ability to provide clients with innovative and effective legal solutions.”

The four attorneys have a proven track record of success in representing clients in a variety of technology sectors, including aerospace technologies, computer-implemented and complex machinery and processing equipment, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, therapeutics, medical devices and methods, imaging technologies, semiconductor and nanotechnology technologies, LED technologies, and MEMS and related technologies.

Their areas of expertise include patent prosecution, portfolio management, and intellectual property counseling.  They have represented a diverse range of clients, including startups, Fortune 500 companies, and research institutions.

“We’re excited to join KDW and work with a team of talented and dedicated patent attorneys,” said Jeff Wilson. “We look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued success and helping our clients protect and leverage their valuable intellectual property assets.”

With the group’s expertise and experience, the firm is well-positioned to continue providing high-quality legal services and strategic advice to its clients. The firm’s IP practice focuses on all aspects of patent law, including patent prosecution, litigation, and portfolio management, as well as trademark and copyright matters.

About KDW:

KDW PLLC is an intellectual property law boutique focused on providing clients with experienced and knowledgeable IP attorneys regardless of their location. While keeping overhead low and client rates competitive, KDW recruits top lawyers, most of whom were former in-house counsel, patent examiners, scientists, and engineers. With a lawyer network throughout the United States, KDW is able to offer its clients a meaningful business partnership, whether in person or remotely. KDW’s strong service approach and emphasis on flexibility matches our business and legal approach to individual client needs, with unrivaled client satisfaction. KDW’s scope is unlimited with clients ranging from start-ups to universities to global Fortune 20 companies.

Media Contact: Chuck Hester, [email protected], (919) 607-1522


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