Cole Tipton is an intellectual property litigation associate focusing on patent and trade secret litigation in U.S. Federal Courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and at the International Trade Commission. Cole has played an integral role on cases at the International Trade Commission and in District Court, drafted dispositive and discovery motions, and prepared for and assisted in the taking and defending of depositions. He has worked alongside technical experts to develop a deep understanding of complex technologies, including semiconductor technologies, radio frequency identification devices, and spray gun technologies. Cole also has experience in motion practice and fact discovery, including in matters not strictly limited to patents such as licensing disputes and FRAND matters.

Cole has further developed his skills as a litigation attorney by maintaining involvement in pro bono, with a focus on military appeals. In particular, Cole has assisted his client in filing a complaint for relief in the District of D.C. after his client was denied administrative remedies. This has provided Cole with an avenue to hone his abilities as an attorney while helping underrepresented communities who need representation most.


Thought Leadership


Comment, “Patent Law Damages: Defining an Intelligible Standard Between Attorney's Fees and Treble Damages,” 55 Wake Forest Law Review 189, 2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021, District of Columbia
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia


  • Wake Forest University School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2020

    Order of the Coif

    The Order of Barristers

    The Wake Forest Law Review

  • University of KentuckyB.S., Civil Engineeringmagna cum laude2017
    Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society