Jack B. Hicks

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP

A licensed patent attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience, Jack Hicks counsels clients to craft the intellectual property position that meets their business goals. A substantial portion of his practice includes the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications. Although Jack started his career as a successful trial lawyer, his practice currently focuses upon strategic counseling of clients in national and international intellectual property litigation, evaluation, protection and enforcement. Jack’s honors and awards include being ranked among the leading lawyers in his field by The Best Lawyers in America, North Carolina Super Lawyers and North Carolina Legal Elite. 

Jack currently is working with numerous nanotechnology clients, helping them prepare and prosecute patents and other suitable intellectual property protection. One recent matter involved preparing and filing multiple US and international patent applications for a leading aerospace manufacturer on the use of carbon nanotubes in coatings and complex composite structures. Other projects include nanofibers for drug delivery and filter technologies.
Womble Carlyle’s nanotechnology clients include universities, research facilities, start-up ventures and established businesses in such fields as pharmaceuticals, life sciences, petroleum, electronics, computer software and air & space technology.