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Steven N. Terranova

Patent infringement Attorney at Cary, NC

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Licensed for 23 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 12/27/2022
State DC
Status Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues
Acquired 2000
Updated 06/08/2022

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Withrow & Terranova Pllc
106 Pinedale Springs Way
Cary, NC, 27511-5679
Withrow & Terranova, PLLC
106 Pinedale Springs Way
Cary, NC, 27511-5679
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Posted by Tucker Cox | June 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thoughtful advice, straight talk, generous
This past April spent about 20 minutes on the phone with Steve discussing my design patent application at the PTO. Steve gave me a clear, understandable explanation on how the PTO evaluates applications for complex designs. He said that his firm was willing to assist. He quoted me his fee. He gave me his estimate of the probability of the PTO approving our appeal to them to reverse their decision to decline the original submission. Steve discussed the rationale for his opinion. In the end he recommended i give serious consideration as to whether or not any appeal of the PTO's decision would be worth the cost. He's a real-deal guy. No question I would and will use his services.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A horrible experience
After spending a fair but large amount of $ for a patent prosecution with Steve I asked his advice on a related matter. When I questioned a billing invoice I was unceremoniously "fired" as a client. He bailed on his client without rational reason and this caused real headaches years later when reminders for patent maintenance fees due were not sent. In my experience with him I found him to be hot headed and unprofessional in his judgement and practice. He was unwilling to adress reasonable concerns in a professional manner and will talk right over you making any discussion impossible. Buyer beware...It's Steve's way or the highway.
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Response from Steven Terranova June 3, 2017
We respect all our clients, and we pride ourselves on providing quality at an outstanding value. This client was inherited from another attorney who actually performed the work that this client indicates as being provided by me. My involvement was a subsquent single meeting that the client requested to discuss some future complex legal strategies. The client subsequently took issue with a very modest and discounted bill for that meeting. At this time, the client had no outstanding matters or tasks that needed to be performed. I explained the bill and how the charges were less than normal. The client wanted to continue to endlessly debate implying that we should not charge for time. I informed the client that I would write off this bill, but that we had to bill future work. At this time, and admittedly, I quickly realized that something was wrong with this client as it was impossible to have any reasoned conversation with him, and thus I would not be able to effectively represent this client. I informed the client that the bill would be written off and he should secure other counsel so that we could avoid any further misunderstanding. Again, the client had no outstanding matters that needed attention at the time, and this client was not prejudiced in any way for us to part ways amicably. I provided the client with a detailed listing of all their matters and deadlines to ensure a smooth transition and made it clear that the the client needed to seek new counsel. He had plenty of time to do so. Years later, and recently, the client contacted me to complain. I reminded him that he had not been a client for several years and thus I did not understand. Apparently, he did not secure other counsel after we previously parted ways. After my attempts to explain this and his continued endless debate on the matter, I politely attempted to end our telephone conversation several times. After his refusal, I had to politely excuse myself from our phone call.
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  • North Carolina Central University
  • J.D.
  • 1999
  • North Carolina State University
  • B.S.
  • 1995

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Cary Patent infringement Lawyer Steven N. Terranova
Steven N. Terranova
Patent infringement Attorney
Cary, NC
Licensed for 23 years