“Our success as IP attorneys depends on clients who invest in genuine efforts to promote commerce and the progress of science and the useful arts, an IP system that provides prompt and meaningful protections, and a practice environment that promotes high-quality work product over the volume of deadline driven production.” — Paul F. Pedigo
Pedigo Law Firm, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, practices solely in intellectual property law. The firm’s intent is to deliver expertly researched and written patent and trademark applications and IP agreements with business partners that help their clients grow their businesses.
Paul F. Pedigo has been managing partner at Pedigo Law Firm since 2009 and has a distinguished background in IP law, having been registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 1984, working in the field for over 35 years, and managing large international portfolios in over 70 countries.
Mr. Paul F. Pedigo received his B.A. in English in 1976 followed by a B.E. in Chemical Engineering in 1980, both from Vanderbilt University. He had professional experience through 1984 as a Chemical Engineer with UOP, Inc. in Chicago. He earned a J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1985 and studied in the Masters of Intellectual Property Law program at John Marshall Law School while working as an associate attorney at Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. in Chicago.
Mr. Paul F. Pedigo previously served as Group Leader, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Patent Solicitation, for Alston + Bird, LLP, as a partner with Bell, Seltzer, Park & Gibson, P.A., and as an associate with Leydig. Mr. Pedigo has written a number of significant patents, among them, several are in the field of polyethylene glycol chemistry and became blockbuster drugs, which are defined as drugs that have earned over one billion dollars a year in annual sales. One such drug is used to treat liver disease. His work extends to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, optics, life sciences, biotech, packaging, complex machinery, and engineering.
Since 2001, Mr. Pedigo has maintained a Martindale-Hubbell® AV® PreeminentTM 5.0/5 Rating, the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards. He has also been recognized in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite as among North Carolina’s best lawyers in 2006, 2012, 2013, and 2014, in Super Lawyers North Carolina, and most recently has been recognized in 2020, 2021, and 2022 for Excellence in Intellectual Property by Lawyers of Distinction and by the American Registry as among America’s most honored lawyers, the top 1%, from 2016 through 2021.
Pedigo Law Firm PLLC has been accepted to the Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersTM and was awarded by U.S. Business News in its Legal Elite Awards 2020: “Best IP Law Firm – North Carolina,” an academic research and merit based selection by an independent panel of five. Corp Today magazine named Pedigo Law Firm “Best IP Firm – North Carolina” in its 2021 Global Business Awards. New World Report named Pedigo Law Firm “Best Boutique IP Law Firm – Southern United States” in its Legal Elite awards.
Paul F. Pedigo and his wife Leigh have three sons: Harrison, Richardson, and Coleman. Harrison and Coleman are both recognized voiceover talents and Coleman recently earned a bachelor’s degree in histrionics with first honors from Trinity College Dublin. Richardson has matriculated in graduate school in Syracuse where he is studying fractal analysis in the development of disease.
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