Alton Absher focuses his practice on patent litigation, as well as patent preparation and prosecution and technology transactions. He practices in a wide range of technologies, including software, computer peripheral devices and control methods, network security, e-commerce, telecommunications and electronics. Mr. Absher also has significant experience with patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Absher was a Unix Systems Engineer for Lowe's Companies, Inc. While with Lowe's, he engineered integrated hardware and software solutions for approximately 1,000 retail locations and designed, tested and implemented a security system that involved customizing open-source software. He also wrote low-level software to interface numerous peripheral devices with point-of-sale systems and was a member of a team that developed a Linux point-of-sale system. While at Wake Forest University, Mr. Absher was a recipient of the Law Faculty Scholarship.
Mr. Absher has been recognized as a 2013 "Legal Elite" by Business North Carolina magazine in the area of Intellectual Property Law. He has also been named a 2013 North Carolina "Rising Star" for Intellectual Property Law by SuperLawyers magazine.
Professional & Community Activities
American Bar Association, IP Litigation Committee, Young Lawyers Subcommittee, Co-Chair (2009-2012)
American Bar Association, IP Litigation Committee, Patent Law Subcommittee, Co-Chair (2012-Present)
North Carolina Bar Association, Co-Editor of IP Links Newsletter (2010-2012)
North Carolina Bar Association, IP Section Council Member (2012-Present)
Wake Forest Law Review, Managing Editor (2006-2007)