Nexsen Pruet Expands Intellectual Property Team


Nexsen Pruet has hired three experienced attorneys and one patent agent to significantly grow the law firm’s intellectual property group. The new team members will practice in Charlotte, N.C. and Greenville, S.C.

Seth Hudson (Member) and Nick Stadnyk (Special Counsel) in Charlotte along with Bryan Baysinger (Special Counsel) and Ryan Clairmont (Patent Agent) in Greenville will boost the firm’s IP team as it represents clients in contentious and non-contentious patent, trademark and copyright matters as well as in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the United States and abroad.

“Our new IP team members have highly technical backgrounds,” said Leighton Lord, Nexsen Pruet Board Chair. “Intellectual property is a valuable asset of companies and the legal service in this area is growing increasingly complex. We expanded our team to keep up with client demand.”

  • Seth Hudson has degrees in mechanical engineering and chemistry.
  • Nick Stadnyk is a chemical engineer with concentrations in applied physics and materials science.
  • Bryan Baysinger, formerly of IBM’s intellectual property department, combines his legal experience with his training as a computer engineer.
  • A Ph.D. in chemical engineering, Ryan Clairmont has worked both in-house for companies and with a law firm as a Patent Agent.

Nexsen Pruet’s Intellectual Property team actively practices domestically and abroad in transactional and litigated IP matters. Team members have filed more than 1,200 international patent applications and more than 750 international trademark applications. And, trade magazine Managing Intellectual Property lists the firm as one of “IP Stars" in the United States.

For more information, please contact Tina Emerson

Nexsen Pruet serves clients from nine offices across the Southeast. With more than 200 lawyers and professionals, the firm provides regional, full-service capabilities with international strengths.

About Maynard Nexsen

Maynard Nexsen is a full-service law firm with more than 550 attorneys in 24 offices from coast to coast across the United States. Maynard Nexsen formed in 2023 when two successful, client-centered firms combined to form a powerful national team. Maynard Nexsen’s list of clients spans a wide range of industry sectors and includes both public and private companies. 

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