CARY, N.C. (March 6, 2018) – Coats and Bennett, PLLC, one of the nation’s highest rated intellectual property law firms, is excited to announce Will Pagán as Senior Patent Attorney. Mr. Pagán is as an award-winning Patent Attorney, nationally-recognized engineer, tech-industry veteran, former IBM Master Inventor and more.

“We are excited to announce this major promotion within Coats and Bennett,” said David Kalish, managing member of Coats and Bennett. “Over the years, Will’s hard work has proven his ability to protect client’s intellectual property and bring dreams to reality though patents. Will has an illustrious understanding of the law with a diverse background that enhances our team.”

Will Pagán has been with Coats and Bennett for five years and primarily practices patent law with a substantial technical focus on software, computing devices, telecommunications, and systems management. Mr. Pagán also assists clients with their trademark, copyright, licensing, and infringement issues. Mr. Pagán graduated summa cum laude from NCCU Law as Valedictorian of their evening program. He also holds a master’s degree from NC State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Pace University, both in Computer Science. As an IBM Master Inventor, Mr. Pagán’s inventions have been acquired by some of the world’s most successful and reputable technology companies. Mr. Pagán also worked closely with IBM attorneys on patent development, enforcement, valuation, licensing, and transfer objectives. Mr. Pagán is a life member of both the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals. Mr. Pagán is also a decorated Captain in the Legal Officer Corps of the Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary, responsible for managing the legal affairs of the NC wing.

“I’m excited to be entrusted with this leadership role among the firm’s associates,” said Pagán. “We have an elite team at Coats and Bennett, and it is an extraordinary honor to be specifically recognized by attorneys of such noteworthy excellence and distinction.”

Mr. Pagán is admitted to practice in the State of North Carolina, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the federal district court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

About Coats and Bennett, PLLC
Coats and Bennett, P.L.L.C is a full service intellectual property law firm with extensive experience across a range of technologies and businesses.  The legal professionals at Coats + Bennett specialize in intellectual property law including intellectual property litigationpatent application preparation and prosecutiontrademarks, copyrightslicensingtrade secretsinternet and domain name disputes. To learn more, please visit



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