CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Experienced high-tech intellectual property attorney Mike Tobin has joined Womble Carlyle’s Charlotte office.

Tobin regularly represents tech industry clients in software licensing, IT agreements (SaaS & implementation agreements), domain name disputes, intellectual property infringement claims and IP transactions. His transactional experience includes counseling clients in acquiring and implementing nuclear power plant digital control systems, multi-facility electronic health records (EHR) software systems and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

In addition to his experience as an IP attorney, Tobin spent seven years as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

“Mike brings nearly two decades of tech industry trademark and patent experience to our team,” said Sarah Keefe, the leader of Womble Carlyle’s Trademark, Copyright and IP Transactional Practice Group. “His skills and experience will be tremendous assets for our clients.”

“We are growing our IP presence here in Charlotte, and Mike is a key acquisition in this effort,” said Charlotte Office Managing Partner Jeff Hay. “He is well-known to tech industry clients, particularly here in the Charlotte market, and he greatly strengthens our team.”

About Womble Carlyle

Womble Carlyle is a 550-attorney law firm that corporate clients rely on to provide core legal services, such as Complex Business Litigation, Mass Torts, Intellectual Property, Corporate & Securities, Finance and Real Estate.

Our focus is the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Silicon Valley markets, and from this footprint, we serve clients in matters across the country and across the world. Clients trust us because we understand their businesses, focus on their successes, demonstrate a commitment to help, and deliver value for their dollars they spend on us. 

Thanks to Womble Carlyle’s partnership with Lex Mundi, the world’s largest association of independent law firms, we can offer clients access to quality-tested local counsel in more than 120 countries. Lex Mundi provides seamless access to local attorneys and market knowledge throughout the globe.

Womble Carlyle’s offices are located in: Atlanta; Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, S.C.; Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, and Winston-Salem, N.C.; Silicon Valley, Calif., Washington, D.C.; Charlottesville and Tysons Corner, Va.; Baltimore; and Wilmington, Del