It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of our founding partner James D. Myers on October 4, 2014. Jim was instrumental in starting and leading our firm from its inception until his retirement in 2007. Jim practiced intellectual property law since 1972, and concentrated his practice in litigation and arbitration. Jim received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering and his Juris Doctor Degree, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina. He is a former Law Clerk to Judge Clement Haynsworth, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. Jim was named to the “Legal Elite” 2003-2007 by Business North Carolina magazine, based on a poll of North Carolina lawyers.