Intellectual Property Attorney Lyle Gravatt Joins Forrest Firm

January 16, 2018 (RALEIGH, NC) The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of intellectual property attorney Lyle Gravatt to its Raleigh office.

Now in its seventh year, the Forrest Firm is a provider of corporate legal services to entrepreneurs, investors, and executives. The firm works in multiple areas relevant to businesses at every stage of their life cycles. Core practice areas include business formation, angel and venture financings, intellectual property, commercial real estate, employment, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, tax, contract negotiation, and dispute resolution.

Mr. Gravatt assumes leadership of the Forrest Firm’s intellectual property practice. In his new role at the firm, Lyle will focus his practice on patents, trademarks and intellectual property licensing and agreements. His strategic perspectives and experience in a wide range of technologies allow clients to protect and monetize their intellectual property assets in coordination with their business’s goals. He provides end-to-end services, from competitive intelligence and portfolio reviews to filing and prosecuting applications for building value.

Mr. Gravatt joined the Forrest Firm after more than three years practicing intellectual property law in the Raleigh office of NK Patent Law, where he prepared and prosecuted patents and trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as international regulatory entities.  He began his legal career at Neopatents in Raleigh, spending nearly three years providing insights to businesses using patent analytics and prosecuting patent applications across multiple industry sectors, including mechanical and medical devices, as well as applications for telecommunications, manufacturing, biotechnologies, biological processes, computer software, data analytics, and consumer products.

Lyle Gravatt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Wake Forest University in 2001, where he performed biophysics research. He attended the University of Mississippi School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor degree in 2010.

Mr. Gravatt is licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association.

“I am very proud to join the top emerging business law firm in North Carolina,” said Gravatt. “With the Forrest Firm platform currently serving more than 1,500 clients across the state from seven offices, we will have the opportunity to craft intellectual strategies for businesses throughout their growth cycle, helping them identify, protect and monetize their intellectual property.”

“We are grateful to have an attorney of Lyle Gravatt’s talent and acumen providing counsel to our business clients at the firm,” said Forrest Firm founder James Forrest. “With his background of practicing at some of the state’s best intellectual property firms, as well as his time doing strategic work for corporate clients, Lyle will bring some unique perspectives and real-world intelligence to his work at the Forrest Firm, and our clients will benefit greatly from his approach to IP law.”

About the Forrest Firm, P.C.

The Forrest Firm is a full-service corporate law firm and certified B Corporation with offices across North Carolina. The firm endeavors to provide corporate legal services in a manner that consistently exceeds client expectations, to create healthy, sustainable work environments for its professionals, and to positively impact the surrounding community.

Media Contact:
James Forrest, Founder and Principal Attorney
Phone: 919-267-1646