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B. C. Killough

288 Meeting Street, Suite 200 Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Firm: Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC
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Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC

Years In Practice

Phone Number (843) 577-7700

With over thirty years of experience as a Registered Patent Attorney, Bill has prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark applications, and he has litigated patent, trademark and copyright matters. As an industrial engineering graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology (a program consistently ranked as the best in the nation) and with a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, Bill has the education and experience to understand complex patents, trademarks and commercial disputes, and an ability to identify and facilitate solutions.  

In intellectual property matters, he has

  • obtained more than 300 United States patents for clients
  • participated in prosecuting more than 100 foreign patent applications
  • filed more than 1000 trademark applications with the US Patent and Trademark Offices on behalf of his clients

With regard to business counseling and commercial transactions, Bill Killough has participated in more than 200 commercial transactions representing buyers, sellers, borrowers and lenders.

Killough holds a Martindale-Hubble Preeminent rating, (the highest, formerly referred to as AV),  is included in Best Lawyers in the fields of intellectual property litigation and corporate law, and is a regular contributor to both Federal Circuit Case Digest and  Practical Law Company. He is a Permanent Member of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference, a Litigation Council of America Fellow and a member of the Intellectual Property Institute.  

With facilitation and mediation in mind, Bill obtained his mediation certification from the South Carolina Supreme Court Arbitrator and Mediator Certification Board, and he received training from the American Arbitration Association, specifically to assist with patent, trademark and intellectual property disputes.

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Lawyer of the Year recognition for B. C. Killough
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Corporate Law, Charleston, SC (2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers: Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney
  • 2017, 2018 Charleston Business Magazine Legal Elite:  Intellectual Property and Innovation
University of South Carolina, Juris Doctor
University of South Carolina, Master of Business Administration
Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
Contact Details and Office Locations
288 Meeting Street, Suite 200
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
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