Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

United States (National)

Head Office Address:
1320 Main Street 17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
United States

Tel:+1 (803) 799 2000
Fax:+1 (803) 256 7500

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Languages: English, Spanish, German, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Russian
Number of IP Practitioners: 35
Number of Partners: 19
Established: 1897

Nelson Mullins combines experience, a command of the US Patent & Trademark Office and other regulatory agency processes, PTAB and trial skills, and an appreciation for the importance of innovation to your business to help achieve results.

Firm attorneys have hundreds of years of collective experience in patent preparation, prosecution, opinions, client counseling, post-grant practice and litigation.

Clients with worldwide patent and trademark portfolios select our IP attorneys to manage and enhance portfolios, protect rights, and avoid the infringement pitfalls. 

IP attorneys with deep experience representing clients in IP litigation and transactions in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America.


Last updated 13th February 2020

Sector Expertise:

  • Automotive
  •  Biotechnology
  •  Chemistry
  •  Computer technology & services
  •  E-commerce
  •  Electrical
  •  Financial services
  •  ICT & software
  •  Life sciences
  •  Manufacturing
  •  Mechanical
  •  Medical device
  •  Optics & photonics
  •  Pharmaceutical
  •  Renewable energy
  •  Semiconductors
  •  Sports
  •  Technology hardware


Key IP Areas:

  • Copyright
  •  IP transactions
  •  Life sciences
  •  Patent litigation
  •  Patent office proceedings
  •  Patent prosecution
  •  Patent strategy & counseling
  •  PTAB litigation
  •  Trade mark contentious
  •  Trade mark litigation
  •  Trade mark office proceedings
  •  Patent contentious
  •  Trade mark prosecution
  •  Trade mark strategy & counseling


  • WIPO
  • International Trademark Association 
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar