• University of Mississippi – J.D.
  • Wake Forest University – B.S., Physics
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Freedom United – Board
  • North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program (NC LEAP) – Volunteer
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • North Carolina State Bar

Lyle Gravatt focuses his practice on intellectual property (IP). Providing end-to-end services, clients can identify, create, monetize and protect their IP assets. Using his strategic perspectives and experience in a wide range of technologies, clients may align their patents, trademarks and trade secret assets with their business’s goals.

After practicing intellectual property law in a Raleigh patent boutique, Lyle joined the Forrest Firm’s Durham’s office, assuming leadership of the firm’s intellectual property practice. Previous experience included preparing and prosecuting patents and trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as international regulatory entities.

Lyle began his legal career at a dual law firm and patent analytics company in Durham providing insights to businesses using patent analytics and prosecuting patent applications. The industry sectors in which he has assisted clients includes mechanical and medical, telecommunications, manufacturing, biotechnologies, biological processes, computer software, data analytics, and consumer products.