2019 AUTM Annual Meeting Is A Wrap!

autm conferenceJenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt recently attended AUTM’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.  AUTM (, or the Association of University Technology Managers, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing research to life by supporting and enhancing the global academic technology transfer profession through education, professional development, partnering and advocacy.  This year’s annual meeting saw record attendance from technology transfer and intellectual property professionals from across the globe.

JWTH partners Arles Taylor, Leon Legleiter and Matt Browning were honored to have the opportunity to attend the meeting this year to further develop relationships with valued clients and colleagues in this important sector.  It is clear that the university technology transfer community is as strong as ever, and JWTH is excited to be a part of it.

Three JWTH Attorneys To Attend AUTM 2019 Meeting

Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt has a long-standing relationship with AUTM, previously known as the “Association of University Technology Managers”. The meaningful work that AUTM members do transform lives every day. These are the people that turn ideas into opportunities, which result in new products for the betterment of humankind the world over, while driving millions of dollars of economic development.

On February 10th – 13th, Partners Matthew Browning, Leon R. Legleiter, Ph.D., and Arles A. Taylor, Jr. will attend the 2019 AUTM Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

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AUTM has in excess of 3,000 members globally, who work in more than 800 universities, research centers, hospitals, businesses, and governmental organizations.

JWTH included in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2019

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Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P.A. is proud to announce that it has been included in The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2019 as a Tier 1 Patent firm in the Raleigh metro area. Each year U.S. News & Best Lawyers releases its list for the best ranked attorneys and firms across the country.

Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, located in Morrisville, NC, was established in 1984 and specializes in providing intellectual property counseling and services to clients with respect to patent, trademark, and copyright law. The firm’s attorneys and patent agents have extensive expertise in preparing and prosecuting applications across a broad spectrum of areas, including: biotechnology, chemistry, electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical technologies, and medical devices. The firm represents U.S. and foreign clients, including large corporations and research universities as well as small businesses. A primary objective of the firm is to provide high-quality patent legal services in a cost-efficient and expeditious manner.

Learn more about our areas of expertise or contact us for more information.

JWTH to Support ECU’s Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge

Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt announced its participation in the second annual Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge, the signature pitch competition of East Carolina University’s Miller School of Entrepreneurship. The three-round contest is open to any ECU student enrolled in the 2018-19 academic year, as well as alumni who have an ECU-enrolled student on the team. More than $70,000 in cash prizes and in-kind services will be awarded.

For its part, Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt will provide trademark search and registration services for the top placements in the Pirate Challenge.  The value of services provided total $9,000.

“We find value and satisfaction in playing a small role in helping these young entrepreneurs develop their ideas.  We are honored to have this opportunity and we appreciate our partnership with ECU,” says Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt Partner, Arles Taylor.

“At the Miller School of Entrepreneurship, we’re trying to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem that produces innovators, business leaders and employers that impact not only eastern North Carolina but the entire state,” says Dr. Mike Harris, director for the Miller School of Entrepreneurship. “We’re very excited to have Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt participate in this year’s challenge. Their expertise will be invaluable to this year’s winner.”

Round one will take place Oct. 23rd, 2018, 12-2 p.m. in the brickyard between Joyner Library and Mendenhall Student Center nearly 100 student teams are already registered for round one. Round two takes place Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m. at the ECU Heart Institute. The final round will be held in ECU’s Murphy Center during February’s National Entrepreneurship Week February 21st 6:00-8:30.

For more information about the Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge, visit

About Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt

Established in 1984, Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt is a specialized law practice devoted exclusively to providing intellectual property counseling and services to clients with respect to patent, trademark, and copyright law.

Located in the renowned Research Triangle area of North Carolina, the firm offers intellectual property representation to prominent corporations and research universities worldwide.

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JWTH Sponsors the 9th NU Tech Roundtable

JWTH is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Technology Roundtable hosted by Nagoya University (NU) on October 23, 2018 in Research Triangle Park (RTP).   Two of NU’s strongest research fields, agriculture and biotechnology, have been chosen as the focus of this event.  The Technology Roundtable Series is an annual joint technology marketing effort by NU and its US technology transfer office, Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc. (NU Tech), in cooperation with local universities around RTP.

Registration for this event is complimentary.  To view the list of speakers and topics and to register click here.

Leon Legleiter to speak at 2018 UNC-TIBBS Career Blitz

Partner Leon Legleiter will be speaking at UNC Chapel Hill’s Training Initiatives in Biomedical and Biological Sciences (TIBBS) 2018 Career Blitz later this month.  This is the 8th year that TIBBS has hosted this event and its purpose is to offer a forum for current students and postdoctoral scholars to hear from and engage with several PhD-trained scientists, representing a variety of available career paths, including intellectual property attorney.  The event will be held on October 18th on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill.


JWTH Sponsors 2018 NCBIO Legislative Luncheon and Forum

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Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor, & Hunt is honored to sponsor NCBIO’s 2018 Legislative Luncheon and Forum on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.  This event is for Members Only and is sold out. Check out NCBIO’s website to learn more about this event:

NCBIO is dedicated to promoting the future growth and development of North Carolina’s bioscience industry.  NCBIO advocates for state and federal public policies that encourage the growth of life science companies, supports the development of a strong life science workforce, promotes research and technology transfer at universities and other institutions including support for capitalization and commercialization of products.

The Organization also provides members opportunities to network, collaborate and save money.  NCBIO’s ultimate goal is to help North Carolina’s bioscience community fulfill its extraordinary promise as a source of economic opportunity and improved quality of life for citizens of North Carolina and people around the world.