Coats & Bennett Ranked by Best Law Firms

October 23, 2023 — Coats & Bennett has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms, ranked by Best Lawyers, regionally in the following five practice areas. Regional Tier 1 Raleigh Litigation – Intellectual Property Litigation – Patent Patent Law Regional Tier 3 Raleigh Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Firms included in the 2024 Best Law

William G. Pagán Speaking on Patent Implications of Generative Artificial Intelligence at NCCU Law and Technology Summit

On Friday, October 13, 2023, Coats & Bennett Attorney William G. Pagán will be speaking as a panelist at the annual Law and Technology Summit on the patent implications of generative artificial intelligence (AI). Generative AI is a technology in the field of Computer Science that uses large collections of example materials to generate new

Hispanic National Bar Association Appoints William G. Pagán as Deputy Regional President

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) has appointed William G. Pagán to the role of Deputy Regional President for Region VI covering North Carolina and South Carolina. Founded in 1972, the HNBA is a non-profit, nonpartisan, national organization representing Hispanics in the legal profession throughout the United States and its territories.  Its core missions include

C&B Welcomes Attorney Deirdre Beasley

Coats & Bennett is proud to welcome its newest Associate Attorney, Deirdre Beasley.  Deirdre brings nearly a decade of experience as a former Primary Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office to the firm.  A graduate of Bowie State University’s Computer Science program, Magna Cum Laude, she further deepens Coats & Bennett’s

Verdict Reached in Depp v. Heard Defamation Trial

Jurors have reached a much-anticipated verdict in the Depp v. Heard defamation trial.  In case you haven’t already heard, Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for defamation, asking a jury for $50 million in damages.  Ms. Heard countersued for defamation, asking the same jury for $100 million in damages.  After deliberating for about 13 hours over