Flynt Strean’s practice focuses on managing client intellectual property portfolios and counseling clients to procure, protect and license intellectual property rights. Mr. Strean has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, preparing non-infringement/invalidity and patentability opinions, performing clearance investigations and conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations.
Prior to attending law school, Flynt spent six years as a research and development engineer for Lexmark International, Inc., where he earned several patents as an inventor.
Mr. Strean graduated with a B.S.M.E., cum laude, from Virginia Tech in 1993, and received an M.S.M.E. from Virginia Tech in 1996. Flynt received his J.D. from the University of Kentucky in 2004, where he was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal.
Flynt currently serves on the Advisory Board of Virginia Tech’s Science and Law Program, designed for students interested in practicing intellectual property law. He regularly travels to Virginia Tech to speak with students interested in the program.
- Managed and supervised the mechanical patent portfolio for a world leading agricultural products company.
- Prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications in a wide variety of technology areas, including applications relating to radio frequency identification (RFID) devices, mechanical and electro-mechanical components, waterproof fabric laminates, agricultural planting, harvesting, and testing apparatuses, and healthcare management systems.
- Conducted numerous non-infringement and invalidity investigations for various Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies.
- Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Association
- North Carolina Bar Association