About Mr. Kilgore - Patent Attorney In Raleigh

Sidney W. Kilgore, Registered U.S. Patent Attorney

Areas of Practice

Mr. Kilgore specializes in patent law and offers patent law services in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, and throughout the greater RTP area.  He has a technical background in Computer Science.  His practice comprises patent prosecution – the preparation, filing, and processing of patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office – and ancillary services, including patent searches and patentability opinions.   Mr. Kilgore also offers consulting and litigation support services to law firms in patent infringement cases, as well as assistance with due diligence in mergers and acquisitions.


Mr. Kilgore’s diverse legal experience in the private and public sectors includes service as corporate counsel to companies in various industries, including those in applied security technology, banking and financial services, construction, entertainment, international trade, manufacturing, medical equipment and instruments, software development, telecommunications, transportation, and utilities. 

As an adjunct professor, Mr. Kilgore has taught copyright law, as well as various international subjects at both Stetson University College of Law and the Department of International and Governmental Affairs at the University of South Florida.

Bar Memberships and Mediation  

Mr. Kilgore is registered to practice in patent cases before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has been an attorney since 1986, and has been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of International Trade, and the United States Supreme Court, and he has been designated as a federal mediator in intellectual property law cases.


Mr. Kilgore holds a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and economics from the University of Florida and the degree of Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. He attended the London-based Concannon Programme of International Law of the University of Notre Dame, from which he earned the degree of Legum Magister. His academic background also includes extensive studies in Computer Science and Mathematics through the Florida State University.

Patent Applications Can Be Complex

Though technical in nature, patents are creatures of law.  Even the best scientists and engineers can run into unforeseen legal problems trying to draft and file patent applications themselves.  Your best option is to engage the services of a registered patent attorney skilled in patent prosecution to prepare and handle your patent application.  This will ensure the best chances of success in securing patent protection for your valuable inventions.

Patents: A Valuable Asset

Patents are the lifeblood of today's global economy.  Without a patent, there is the ever-present risk that competitors ––  especially large companies with substantial financial resources –– will simply make and sell knock-offs of your invention,.  A patent can afford you a chance to compete by excluding competitors from making, using, selling, and importing your product.  Don't let your innovations fall victim to a copycat.  Look into applying for a patent today!