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Charles Coons focuses his legal practice on patent prosecution and counseling, advising his clients on intellectual property and cyber law matters. Charles is also an expert in copyright and trademark law, in addition to estate planning, asset protection, and probate.
After completing his Bachelor of Science at Brigham Young University, Charles ventured to New York City and experienced the entrepreneurial excitement and energy of the late 90’s dotcom boom. During this time, Charles worked for an Internet startup that developed a novel approach to medical device distribution. Later that year, Charles was asked to join a telecommunications startup that developed and deployed one of the first optical networks within the New York City limits. In 1999, Charles was recruited to join the telecom giant, AT&T, as a senior network and computer engineer. Charles spent the next ten years with AT&T in various engineering positions, in addition to leading and participating in numerous developmental teams with AT&T Labs. These developmental experts exposed Charles to the legal landscape of patents and intellectual property.
Charles continued to foster his interest in intellectual property by returning to his hometown of Las Vegas to attend law school. Charles earned his Juris Doctorate (JD) Degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law in 2007. After graduation, Charles continued to work as an independent engineering consultant with AT&T, while broadening his legal experience as an associate in a Las Vegas general practice firm, where he led the intellectual property team. In 2008, Charles earned his patent lawyer registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Charles then sharpened his intellectual property expertise by accepting the assistant general counsel position of a startup media company that focused on copyright protection for major publishing enterprises. While serving as the assistant general counsel, Charles filed over 300 copyright registrations and litigated in excess of 150 Federal Court actions for copyright infringement.
In 2010, Charles became a partner at COOPER | COONS, Ltd. Charles is barred in Nevada and licensed to prosecute patents in all fifty states.