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Carl Davis II


Carl Davis is a member of the Firm's Intellectual Property Group and concentrates his practice in patent, trademark and copyright law.

Professional Biography

Carl M. Davis II brings to client matters extensive experience in U.S. and foreign mechanical and computer software patent applications, validity and infringement opinions, trademark matters, copyright and related litigation.  He has practiced intellectual property law since 1983 and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Patent Law, 2018 – 2024 
  • Member – Georgia and Texas Bar Associations
  • Member – American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Founding Board Member – Greater Alpharetta Tech Network
  • Treasurer – Georgia Tech Business Network

Computer Implemented Business Methods

  • Mobile computer device configured for selecting and obtaining ticket for random draw games
  • Apparatus and method for purchase of game ticket at fuel pump remote from local ticket retailer
  • Media (music, text, graphics) distribution and royalty analytics system
  • Community-based network open to members of the community with events scheduler, community organization participation, and discussion sites
  • Financing investments for EB-5 immigrant investor visa program
  • Scheduling system for advance notice to recipient of deliveries using GPS tracking of delivery vehicle
  • Closing flight plans using GPS tracking

Consumer Products

  • Tower fan heaters
  • Rubber tiles that connect together to form area mats that resist separation during use
  • Liner configured for holding waste products of child during toilet-training yet satisfactorily biodegradable for flushing liner and contents into sanitary waste system
  • LED lighting assembly with a detachable power module
  • LED lighting fixtures
  • Advised foreign lighting fixture manufacturer on design-around to avoid design and utility patent infringement in the United States
  • Apparatus and method for purchase of game ticket at fuel pump remote from local ticket retailer
  • Microbubble generator for bath tubs
  • Hard cover book binding with concealed security device for inventory tracking and control
  • Gusset-based packet for single use container (design and utility patent coverage)
  • Hand stamp with toric housing and rotatable stamp carrier
  • For outdoor grilling enthusiasts, disposable wipe pad for cleaning and preparing a cooking grill for use
  • Buoy fish finder placed remote from fisherman by casting on a fishing line and depth signal sent wirelessly to local receiver and display for viewing by the fisherman

Medical Devices

  • Dental prosthesis with implant assemblies secured by rail and clip structure
  • Dental prosthesis with reference points for digital imaging of soft/hard tissue structure during restoration surgery

Manufacturing and Mechanical Technologies 

  • Water vapor management and control for hydrogen fuel cells and combustion augmentation in internal combustion engines
  • Electronic control apparatus for regulating the production and disbursement of hydrogen and oxygen created from fuel cells for use as on-demand fuel additives for improved performance in internal combustion engines production
  • ISO container for storage, intermodal transportation, and delivery of bulk aggregate materials to oil and gas exploration sites
  • Locking door hinge assembly
  • Purgeable labyrinth axle/hub seal for motor vehicles
  • Thermal isolator for foundation for manufactured buildings
  • Comprehensive family of patents directed to pediatric wheelchair and related components including seating frame, detachable column structure for connecting seating to chassis, caster blocks and wheel lock assembly
  • Jacketed spiral wound gasket for sealing flange connections particularly suited for high pressure, high temperature piping in petrochemical plants
  • Foldable end-frame cleated container for storage and shipping of heavy durable goods, with reduced labor and packaging costs
  • Rackable wrought iron fence panels that follow contour of ground rather than requiring rectangle fence panel installed in stair-step fashion
  • Hard cover book binding with concealed security device for inventory tracking and control
  • Retaining wall structures with tensile reinforcement-to-retaining wall mechanical connection
  • Acoustical wall covering assembly that is pleated and installed in place for covering walls of movie theatres


  • Emory University College of Law, J.D., 1983
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.I.E., 1976


  • Texas, 1984
  • Georgia, 1983
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 2009
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1985

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