The University of North Carolina and its 17 campuses, affiliated entities, and affiliated enterprises (University) solicit proposals from attorneys and firms to provide intellectual property counsel services, including those services related to patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret issues. The firms appointed under this Request for Proposal (RFP) may be asked to provide a wide variety of legal services relating to intellectual property and technology transfer, such as filing, prosecuting, and maintaining intellectual property protection; licensing; and prosecuting, or defending claims of infringement.
Some RFP’s are managed by UNC-GA and some are managed by the North Carolina State Department of Administration, Division of Purchase and Contract (P&C).
Intellectual Property Attorneys
The University has compiled a list of approved firms eligible to provide services for three years, at rates no higher than the stated rates included in the proposals, and without requiring further approval by the Attorney General or the Governor. Although each matter or potential transaction requiring legal services must be approved in advance by the institution seeking representation, the University believes that having a preapproved list with established standard rates will expedite the retention of intellectual property counsel.
To be notified of the next RFP for IP services in 2014, please contact Karin Szypszak.
If you are a campus and would like to see the List of approved IP firms (password required for access). You'll be redirected to the intranet.