Olive & Olive, P.A. - Durham NC Intellectual Property Attorneys
Durham NC Intellectual Property Attorneys
500 Memorial Street
Post Office Box 2049
Durham, NC 27702

Phone: 919.683.5514
Fax: 919.688.3781
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B. B. Olive

B.B. Olive

In Memoriam – 11/05/21 – 12/04/14

A pioneer in intellectual property law in NC, established the first patent law firm serving the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina when he opened the doors of Olive & Olive in 1957. Mr. Olive graduated with honors from Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering and, while working for Westinghouse International Corporation, earned his law degree from St. John's University. He is admitted to the bars of New York and North Carolina, as well as the patent bar. In addition to practicing patent law, Mr. Olive taught for many years at Duke's School of Engineering and N.C. State's School of Product Design. He founded the NC Bar Association's committee on intellectual property law, fought segregation in the profession, was a founder of the first Triangle-wide association of entrepreneurs, and has been active in civic affairs. Among other honors, Mr. Olive has received military awards from both the U.S. and France, an award for civic service from the State of North Carolina, the Distinguished Alumnus Award of Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, and (for his environmental work) the Charles Korstian Award of the Nicholas School of the Environment.

Essay by B. B. Olive About His Life and Practice as a Patent Attorney

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