Arles A. Taylor, Jr. earned his B.S. in Biochemistry and B.A. in Chemistry, summa cum laude, at North Carolina State University and his J.D. degree at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Prior to attending law school, he was a researcher in the area of gene expression with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a branch of the National Institute of Health (NIH). Mr. Taylor has practiced in the area of life sciences, including biotechnology and chemical patent law, for nearly twenty years, and he is admitted to the bars of North Carolina and Tennessee and is registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. He has also achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating – the Highest Possible Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
Mr. Taylor has significant experience in patent preparation and patent prosecution before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and in managing client patent portfolios outside the United States, particularly in the life sciences, including such areas as medical biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology, biochemistry, immunology, and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Taylor is a member of the American and North Carolina Bar Associations, the Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Association of University Technology Managers and The Licensing Executives Society (LES). Mr. Taylor is a frequent speaker on intellectual property law topics, including a presentation entitled “Patentability of Medical and Surgical Methods in the United States” at a meeting of LES International Meeting in Munich, Germany and a presentation on the America Invents Act (AIA) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee.