Attorney Lyle Gravatt joined the Forrest Firm’s Raleigh office in January of 2018, and leads the firm’s intellectual property practice.
In his new role at the firm, Lyle focuses 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. Lyle provides end-to-end services, from competitive intelligence and portfolio reviews to filing and prosecuting applications for building value.
Lyle 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.
Lyle 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.
He 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.
Lyle is licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Education (Lyle Gravatt)
♦ J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 2010
♦ B.S., Physics, Wake Forest University, 2001