Through his Intellectual Property (IP) and Litigation practices, Hunter serves as a modern-day moat builder. By assisting with the identification, registration and enforcement of his clients’ IP, Hunter creates barriers to entry that can keep competitors at bay. These barriers help Hunter’s clients establish, maintain and grow their market share. As a certified mediator in the state and federal courts of South Carolina, Hunter is able to help negotiate timely and cost effective resolutions in the most contentious or complex commercial disputes.
Whether navigating and resolving complex corporate disputes or preparing and prosecuting patents for new innovations, trademarks for product or service branding, or copyrights for marketing materials and other works of authorship, Hunter strives to maximize the value and utility of his clients’ IP.
Through his focus on patents, Hunter keenly understands not only the patent prosecution process but also how to enforce and defend against claims of patent infringement. He has also prosecuted hundreds of trademark applications that resulted in federal registration. Hunter has litigated numerous disputes before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and has extensive experience in branding enforcement through his pursuit of and defense against lawsuits involving claims of trademark infringement throughout the country.
Hunter understands IP law is about more than protection and enforcement. It is about promoting progress. His goal is to assist companies in maximizing the value of their intangible assets, increasing market share and strengthening their competitive advantage. Through patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and cooperative strategic planning, Hunter works closely with his clients to keep them secure and ready for continued expansion.