Charlotte, N.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Bedsole to the firm's Intellectual Property (IP) Team in its Charlotte office.
"We are delighted to continue to attract the brightest minds and welcome Matthew Bedsole to the Smith Moore Leatherwood team," says Phil McCann, leader of the firm's IP team. "This addition will make an immediate contribution to the bench strength of our IP team handling matters in sciences, including biotechnology, bio chemicals, nanotechnology, metallurgy and composite materials."
Bedsole focuses his practice on the procurement of patent rights in chemical and materials science areas. He has also worked with clients in the fields of mechanical engineering, powder metallurgy, paints and coatings. Prior to law school, Bedsole worked as a nucleic acid testing technician for a biotherapeutic pharmaceutical company.
Bedsole graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with his B.A. in Chemistry and Secondary Education. He earned his law degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he received the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law. In addition, Bedsole was a Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition National Finalist and was awarded Northeastern Regional 2nd place.