Russell 102218124439
Follow Russell Linkedin Twitter Facebook
Email Russell Email

Russell Nugent

Attorney, The Humphries Law Firm
BIO

Russell is a native of Wilmington, N.C. and has been practicing law in Eastern N.C. since 2004. He graduated in 1998 from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with degrees in Biology and Psychology. For the next few years  

...Read Entire BIO
Legal Issues
Apr 1, 2019

How Can I Sue Someone After the Statute of Limitations has Run in NC?

Every civil lawsuit or cause of action that can be filed in North Carolina has a time limit beyond which the lawsuit can no longer be filed. This is referred to as a Statute of Limitations.  T ...

Legal Issues
Mar 18, 2019

How Can You Protect Your Brand Name When You Can’t Protect the Words?

A trademark is any device that is used by a person or business to identify and distinguish their goods from the goods offered by other people or businesses.  The most commonly registered trademar ...

Legal Issues
Mar 4, 2019

Why Should I Bother Getting a Patent?

Entrepreneurs are often dissuaded from trying to get a patent on their invention for a number of different reasons. Foremost is the concern that a large company can steal the invention forcing the ...

Legal Issues
Feb 19, 2019

When is a Trademark License a Franchise Agreement?

Companies with successful brands can expand the reach of those brands by allowing other companies to produce goods and services under the trademark owner’s brand. Other companies may want to ...

Legal Issues
Feb 6, 2019

Can I Protect the Appearance of My Product or Packaging?

Consumers are accustomed to seeing words and images used as brand names but the federal law that protects trademark rights defines a trademark to include any device or symbol that identifies a source ...

Legal Issues
Jan 28, 2019

How Do I Protect My New Clothing Design?

When businesses create new and interesting designs, logos, band names and slogans, one of the first problems they tend to worry about is caused by the potential popularity of that design – preve ...

Legal Issues
Jan 7, 2019

‘A Person Shall Be Entitled to a Patent Unless…’

United States law gives inventors a right to a patent if they meet the requirements of the Patent Act.  Prior articles have discussed the requirements of 35 U.S.C. §101 (Section 101). This a ...

Legal Issues
Jan 4, 2019

The Battle Over Biotechnology Inventions Part IV:  Conclusion

After Rapid Litigation Management, the Federal Circuit issued two more cases under 35 U.S.C. § 101 that contribute heavily to this discussion[1].  In both of these cases, the Court decide ...

Legal Issues
Dec 14, 2018

The Battle Over Biotechnology Inventions Part III

In the first two installments of this article, we discussed the U.S. Supreme Court cases that interpret 35 U.S.C. §101.  Next, we will turn to the Federal Circuit[1] cases acting on those ...

Legal Issues
Nov 16, 2018

What Will the Courts Really Protect Under Trade Secret Law?

Protecting valuable business information requires careful planning, as there is no system of registration that proves a company has a protectable trade secret. It doesn’t help that the standard ...

Legal Issues
Nov 7, 2018

The Battle Over Biotechnology Inventions Part II: Alice Corp.

After deciding Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs., Inc., 566 U.S. 66, 132 S. Ct. 1289 (2012), the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case involving a software-enabled invention and clarified the ...

Legal Issues
Oct 22, 2018

The Battle Over Biotech Inventions

Over the past several years, there have been a lot of high-profile lawsuits concerning what kinds of biotechnology inventions are eligible for patent protection.  In essence, patent owners hav ...

Humphries 18blk nov
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Michaelhiggins 41019104338

Pre-Planning Essentials For The Frequent Traveler

Michael Higgins - Dignity Memorial
Lyleheadshot2017 1251720228

The Key To Fundraising Success

JC Lyle - Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry
Hardy revised

The Future Of Health Care: Administration

Charles Hardy - UNCW College of Health and Human Services

Trending News

Mayfaire Town Center Welcomes Lily Pulitzer Retail Store

Cece Nunn - Dec 6, 2019

First Carolina Bank Hires Cameron, Preps For Branch

Jenny Callison - Dec 6, 2019

Retiree Volunteers: 'We're Just Not Done Yet'

Johanna Cano - Dec 6, 2019

GE Hitachi Lands Another Decommissioning Contract

Christina Haley O'Neal - Dec 6, 2019

A Wave Of Woes

Christina Haley O'Neal - Dec 6, 2019

In The Current Issue

Can Tech Giants Break The Bank?

Are tech companies aiming to supplant banks, or are they moving into the realm as partners with established banks to help banks improve thei...


Filming Reels In Jobs, Spending

Film recruiters this year landed five productions in Wilmington, and all but one project has wrapped....


Retired Leader Reflects On Service

Ann Hardy, recently retired as manager of Brunswick County and received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in October, looks back on her career...

Book On Business

The 2019 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2019 Health Care Heroes
August 26, 2019 Power Breakfast: A Healthy Sale?
2019 WILMA Leadership Accelerator
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`