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The Dal Difference

"He has incredible expertise in his field."

IP Law is Dal Shefte's total focus. When it comes to general and mechanical patents, trademarks and copyrights, Dal knows the law, the issues and the procedures. He has the technical expertise and the legal skills to draft strong, broad patents. Moreover, he is noted for his skill at negotiating with the U.S. Patent Office. The same holds true for trademarks and copyrights.

"You don't get any more experience than Dal Shefte."
With over 50 years of practicing IP law in Charlotte, Dal offers a wealth of experience. He has obtained hundreds of U.S. and foreign patents and trademark and copyright registrations for clients in a wide range of industries. He has litigated cases in the U.S. District Courts asserting intellectual property rights against infringers and defended clients against allegations of infringement. What's more, Dal has testified as an expert witness on matters of IP Law in 57 cases in U.S. District Courts.

"He adds value. What he recommends is very well thought out."
Due to his considerable experience practicing with large firms, Dal operates efficiently and effectively. Rather than paying for the learning curve of inexperienced Associates, you pay for a seasoned professional who quickly gets to the heart of the matter. Moreover, he charges a fixed fee when feasible – so you are able to predict costs.

"He's responsive. You don't get lost in a huge legal factory."
Dal provides a level of personal service a large firm simply can't match. He is described by clients as being a consummate professional and gentleman. He is responsive. He is an excellent communicator. Plus, he instills confidence in his clients. As one put it, "You don't have to worry about any project he is working on. You know you have a backstop with him. You can worry about something else, but you don't need to worry about his work."