For companies engaged in electrical applications, software and related technologies, Drew Shores has the real-world business and legal experience to protect, defend and enforce their developments. His practice is focused on intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis on electrical and software patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation. Drew’s practice also focuses on trademark prosecution and litigation, and he has extensive experience working with both patent and trademark examiners, as well as practicing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and in multiple federal district courts.

For companies engaged in electrical applications, software and related technologies, Drew Shores has the real-world business and legal experience to protect, defend and enforce their developments. His practice is focused on intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis on electrical and software patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation. Drew’s practice also focuses on trademark prosecution and litigation, and he has extensive experience working with both patent and trademark examiners, as well as practicing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and in multiple federal district courts.

Drew also works closely with our corporate and M&A teams to ensure intellectual property rights and interests are protected and properly transferred during complex business transactions. This includes working with clients having significant patent, trademark, and/or software-related intellectual property rights, whether here or abroad, and navigating the many ownership, assignment, and other issues that may arise.

In addition to his legal background, Drew’s experience includes working as an electrical engineer and a lead project engineer at a prominent national engineering firm. In that role, he dealt specifically with aircraft avionics and weather radar systems. He collaborated with aircraft manufacturers to capture new product specifications, coordinated implementation of those specifications with sub-system development teams and led post-implementation testing and certification efforts at the avionics system level. Drew understands the business of complex engineering development and implementation across a wide range of electrical technologies.

Drew is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation - Intellectual Property (2020), and he has been named among North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” by Business North Carolina (2017-present)

Drew graduated first in his class from Campbell Law School. He is also a recent graduate of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Raleigh program (2018-19) and represents the firm with the Regional Transportation Alliance, an organization comprised of business leaders who work with regional transportation partners to advance strategic, innovative mobility solutions.