McCord Rayburn’s practice focuses on assisting corporate attorneys with the identification, protection and management of intellectual property assets to achieve business objectives and stay within budgets. He has significant experience in all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution for U.S. and international applications, including leading teams of patent attorneys to efficiently obtain high-value patent protection.

McCord has a broad base of technical experience that ranges from software, mobile devices, the field of optical sciences, and image and laser-based data collection devices to the mechanical arts, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. He has developed extensive technical knowledge regarding optical-fiber design as well as manufacturing technologies related to optical fibers and fiber optic cabling. Additionally, he has prepared and prosecuted patent applications for voice-recognition software, complex mechanical devices, as well as microwave instruments and microwave-assisted techniques for chemical analysis and synthesis.

McCord has coordinated inbound U.S. national stage patent application filings for foreign corporations with international patent portfolios. He has also prepared patentability opinions for clients in various technology areas.

McCord completed extensive coursework in the areas of both theoretical and experimental physics while earning his undergraduate degree at Washington and Lee University.




Phone: 571-432-0800

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University of North Carolina School of Law
(J.D.) – 2009

Washington & Lee University
(B.S. Physics, cum laude) – 2006


United States Patent and Trademark Office
North Carolina


American Bar Association
Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Mecklenburg County Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association