Mesa Intellectual Property Lawyer

Wayne Carroll

Mesa Intellectual Property Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Mesa Intellectual Property Local Legal Authority.

Wayne Carroll

Mesa Intellectual Property Attorney

Mesa Intellectual Property Lawyer

What is Intellectual Property?

Wayne Carroll

When I was young, I admired inventors, including my grandpa. My grandpa worked for Bell Telephone Labs and was granted several patents through his work there. I pursued engineering and worked as an engineer after earning my bachelor’s degree. I decided to become an intellectual property attorney after meeting with a patent attorney. I found out that intellectual property attorneys who file patents for people must qualify for and pass a separate bar exam through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. I studied for this test and passed it prior to becoming an attorney.

For more than ten years I have enjoyed protecting ideas that make the world a better place. As an intellectual property attorney, I help people protect inventions using patents and trade secrets, such as new software apps, internet of things devices, innovations in clothing, makeup, cars, motors, sports, aerospace, baby car seats, automatic car washes, and many more. I also protect brands with trademarks and help resolve problems with trademarks including misuse of domain names, and conflicting trademarks. Copyright protection is also quite valuable for many clients. I have used copyright registrations to protect books, pictures, sculptures, software, movies, songs, and other creative works. It is always rewarding to work with companies who are licensing or selling their intellectual property rights, either as a licensing agreement, joint venture, sale of the business or a merger based on intellectual property. I also help businesses with their agreements with employees, contractors, and others as an important part of intellectual property strategy and protection.

I enjoy playing games and intellectual property protection is like a game. There are a lot of rules and moving pieces, but with a great team and a great strategy you can win the game.

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About Mesa Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property law is the protection of one’s creative property, such as writing, music, paintings, drawing, photography or films. Some of the aspects that go into intellectual property law include:


Federal copyright law prevents others from benefiting from your creative property without your permission. The property that is protected by a copyright is an expressive art — such as a script, song, poem, artwork or photography. The copyright gives the owner exclusive right to publish the work, publicly display or perform the work, and to financially benefit from this work while prohibiting others from doing so. The length of time that copyright protection is extended to your creative work depends on the time in which it was created or first published.


Federal and state trademark laws protect logos, slogans, and brand names of your company from being used or duplicated by others. Trademark protection depends on factors such as consumer awareness of the logo, slogan, or brand name, and the geographic location in which the trademark is used.

Right of Publicity

These laws, governed by the state you’re in, protect your name and image from being used for commercial purposes without your permission.

Trade Secrets

State and federal trade secrets laws prevent the unauthorized use of sensitive business information and depend on whether or not the business maintains a competitive edge due to the information, as well as whether or not the information is truly secret and something that the competitor does not already have access to.


Patent laws protect the functional parts and ornamental features of your creation, preventing others from creating goods with features that look and perform in the same exact way as your creation does. There are three types of U.S. patents: 1) Utility patents for inventions such as chemicals, machines, and technology; 2) Design patents for protecting the unique way that your invention appears; and 3) Plant patents that protect plant varieties that you’ve created asexually, including hybrid plants. It is important to note that not every creative work requires or qualifies for these protections and some creations require the use of more than one protection.

What Does a Mesa Intellectual Property Lawyer Do?

Mesa Intellectual property attorneys represent their clients in Arizona and federal courts, as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the International Trade Commission. Some of the duties that Intellectual Property Lawyers in Mesa undertake for their clients include:

  • Filing an application for a trademark or a patent
  • Representing the client’s case before a patent examiner or board
  • Defend your patent or trademark
  • Write a licensing agreement
  • Representing the client in court when there is a violation to copyright, trademark, trade secret, or patent law
  • Develop a sound strategy for protecting the client’s intellectual property
  • Representing their client in a case involving unfair competition practices, such as trademark violations, false advertising, unauthorized substitution such as selling a fake designer handbag as a real one, misappropriation of trade secrets, false representation of products or services, or trade defamation such as writing untrue reviews intended to harm a business.

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What clients in Mesa are saying about
Wayne Carroll

Wayne was very helpful with a trademark/copyright infringement issue I had with some of the products we were selling. He did an excellent job, took his time to understand exactly what the issues were, came to my place to understand my business, kept in touch frequently and explained everything along the way. We were facing a major corporation represented by a major law firm. He handled everything well and we were satisfied with the outcome. I highly recommend him and Inspired Idea Solutions for any intellectual property issues you may have. Very intelligent guy.
Ken De Boer
Ken De Boer
18:46 04 Jun 19
Sarah June Carroll
Sarah June Carroll
23:51 23 May 19
Wayne has helped me create a great brand by insuring my rights to my ideas are protected. His assistance has been pivotal. He made getting the protection I need easy by mapping out a process and helping me move through the steps in the right order and at the right time for my company. Without his help I would have been far behind the curve.
Jared Pehrson
Jared Pehrson
00:06 01 Feb 19
Credible, professional and went above and beyond. I reached out via Legal Shield for a referral to a reputable firm who could help me with intellectual property rights for a story and book. Wayne went out of his way to help my family by securing additional professionals to weigh in on the best way possible to handle. His advice provided the pathway for my family to protect our story and ensure our mother's legacy was held in the highest regard. Highly recommend.
Christine Gannon
Christine Gannon
16:44 31 Jan 19
Highly recommend for Trademarks!
Dan Jack
Dan Jack
22:32 12 Dec 18

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Wayne Carroll

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