Richard Coughlin's practice is dedicated to commercial litigation and trial practice. Mr. Coughlin regularly represents businesses in intellectual property matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He also regularly litigates other commercial and business disputes.
Mr. Coughlin is a member of the American Bar Association, the Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Defense Research Institute (Intellectual Property Litigation Committee), and the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys.
Mr. Coughlin was recognized by Law & Politics Magazine as a North Carolina Super Lawyer, Intellectual Property Litigation 2012 and Civil Litigation Defense 2008, and Business North Carolina as a Legal Elite, Intellectual Property, in 2010.
Mr. Coughlin also serves as the firm's General Counsel and Risk Manager. He regularly speaks on issues relating to ethics and professionalism. He has a peer review rating of AV in Martindale-Hubbell®.