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Carrithers Law Office, PLLC

2950 Breckenridge LaneSuite 10Louisville, KY 40220
Phones: 502-452-1233
888-893-7710 (Toll Free)
Fax: 502-456-2242
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  • Registered Patent Attorney specializing in patent, trademark, trade secrets, copyright law, and unfair competition matters serving clients throughout the United States and in foreign countries.
  • Served as In-house Intellectual Property Counsel reporting to General Counsel for The Valvoline Company in patent, trademark and licensing matters for over 17 years.
  • Providing litigation services and serving as co-counsel for general practice trial attorneys in litigation...
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  • Registered Patent Attorney specializing in patent, trademark, trade secrets, copyright law, and unfair competition matters serving clients throughout the United States and in foreign countries.
  • Served as In-house Intellectual Property Counsel reporting to General Counsel for The Valvoline Company in patent, trademark and licensing matters for over 17 years.
  • Providing litigation services and serving as co-counsel for general practice trial attorneys in litigation concerning intellectual property matters.

David Carrithers is a Registered Patent Attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Prior to the practice law, David worked for several years in the field of industrial chemical engineering. His industrial career includes experience as a Process Development Engineer providing technical service to customers and technical support of manufacturing operations in the formulation, extrusion, and processing operation for the PVC, ABS, and CPIC plastics compounding operations of B.F. Goodrich; Production and Research & Development Engineer for Joseph E. Seagram & Sons specializing in new product and process development of alcohol and distillery by-products, and beverages in the wine, beer, spirits, nonalcoholic beverage industry via fermentation, distillation, freeze concentration, separation, filtration and ultra filtration, selective distillation and separation and flavor preservation processes for heat sensitive products, and biochemical processes for the food and beverage industry; and Research and Development Engineer Rhone-Poulenc/Hi-Ten Polymers Group in water soluble polymer applications to the textile industry, paper industry, oil field fracture fluids ad specialty chemical applications. Prior to establishment of Carrithers Law Office, David worked for several years helping to develop the intellectual property practice at Middletown and Reutlinger. David started his law career at O’Donnell, Stutermann & Winger a law firm specializing in intellectual property.

KEY PROJECTS:

  • Conducted due diligence investigation and provided intellectual property support for Ashland Oil’s acquisition and merger of BASF Corporation’s antifreeze division and license of BASF AG’s antifreeze products in North America.
  • Conducted due diligence investigation and provided intellectual property support for Ashland Inc.’s Valvoline’s Division in its acquisition and merger of Eagle One’s car care products.
  • Represented plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets, patent, trademark, and copyright infringement and unfair competition.
  • Represented clients in technology cases involving website design, development and copyright issues.
  • Filed and prosecuted several hundred patents and trademarks and represented petitioners and respondents in opposition and cancellation proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and through the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Serves as Corporate Intellectual Property Counsel for Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Inc.

RECENT LITIGATION:

  • Served as local counsel for successful representation of Potpourri Group Inc. vs. Bandana Co., Inc. represented by Seiller Waterman LLC - Judgment for Potpourri Group, Inc.;
  • Served as trademark counsel winning case for Applicant in U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Opposition by Churchill Downs represented by Greenbaum Doll and McDonald - Judgement for Applicant.
  • Served as trademark counsel successfully defending Bourbon Country Products, Inc. against opposition by Greater Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau for BOURBON COUNTRY mark.
  • Currently represent Sports Saddle, Inc against Hilason Saddlery Inc.; Inc. in patent and trademark litigation.
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Practice Areas
Intellectual Property LawPatentsScience & Technology LawTrademarks
Honors
University of Virginia Sigma Xi Research HonoraryWho's Who in American Law SchoolsCommerce AwardJournalism AwardRotary Award
Published Works
"Trade Secrets and Remedies", Northern Kentucky University, 1988"Beverage Alcohol Production", Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc., 1985"Mixed Culture Fermentations of Cellulose to Ethanol", University of Virginia
People
Staff
Bill Martin, Patent AgentHarry ChapmanStacie CarrithersTed Steel
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Office Information
Address
2950 Breckenridge LaneSuite 10Louisville, KY 40220
Phone
502-452-1233888-893-7710 (Toll Free)
Fax
502-456-2242
Other Offices
Carrithers Law Office, PLLC
120 West Stephen Foster Avenue
Suite 101
Bardstown, Kentucky 40004
502-452-1233
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