Ranked InNorth Carolina
Intellectual Property (Band 2)
Practice Areas: Dr. Spruill combines his scientific background with legal expertise to provide high quality patent-related legal services. Scientific expertise includes genetics, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmaceuticals and small molecule therapeutics. He provides legal services relating to all areas of patent law, including patent drafting and prosecution, general patent counseling and strategic planning, patentability, freedom-to-operate opinions, validity and non-infringement opinions and licensing.
Career: Leader, firm’s Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Patents Group; co-leader, firm's Life Sciences Task Force.
Personal: The George Washington University (J.D., 1992); North Carolina State University (Ph.D., 1981); East Carolina University (B.S., 1976).