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Jeffrey D. Carter

Patent Preparation and Prosecution

Attorney, Of Counsel

At a Glance

Industry Experience

Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Electrical, Electronic and Computer-related Arts

Regent University

School of Law


Regent University School of Business and Leadership


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Jeffrey D. Carter serves as Of Counsel to Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC.


Jeff is an experienced AV Preeminent® rated lawyer practicing in the field of intellectual property law, with a primary focus on patent law including patent licensing, patent preparation, patent prosecution, patent litigation, patent portfolio management and all related counseling.


Although having a formal technical background in the electrical, electronic and computer-related arts, Jeff’s extensive legal and business experience, and diverse technical interests, make him well-suited to assist clients with licensing and litigating patents in any field of technology, including biotechnology and pharmacology.


Since 2002, Jeff has owned and operated The Carter Law Firm (also headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA) which is strategically affiliated with Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC to provide a full gamut of top-quality patent legal services for sophisticated corporate clients and patent stakeholders. In addition to a successful patent preparation and prosecution practice, Jeff’s firm has achieved nothing but excellent results in several intellectual property licensing and litigation matters over the years. This success complements and dovetails with the successful patent practice of Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC.


Prior to starting his own firm, Jeff was senior in-house intellectual property counsel for a major international consumer electronics company that is widely recognized as one of the world’s top patent licensing companies. As in-house counsel, Jeff performed a multitude of tasks, including patent infringement analysis and all types of intellectual property licensing negotiations. Jeff was ultimately responsible for managing the company’s substantial intellectual property litigation in the US and was instrumental in favorably concluding numerous multi-million dollar transactions involving intellectual property.


Jeff has also held positions in law firms in Washington, DC and Indianapolis, IN.



Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1989

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Regent University School of Business and Leadership, 1993

Juris Doctor (JD), Regent University School of Law, 1993

Studied Patent and Licensing Law at Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1992


Bar Admissions

Virginia US Patent and Trademark Office (Registration #37,795)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

US District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana



Author “Taking a Bite Out of Reexam,” featured on the cover of Intellectual Property Today, October, 1997.

Physics, Nanotechnology, Semiconductors, Telecommunications,

Optics & Medical Devices

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