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Samuel A. Long, Jr.

101 South Tryon Street
Suite 2200
Charlotte, NC 28280


Maggie Purvis

A member of the United States Patent Bar since 2005, Alex has extensive experience in patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution; counseling and licensing; and he is highly experienced in representing clients, both as plaintiff and defendant in various industries, including, but not limited to, retail, manufacturing, technology, sports and entertainment, media, and solar.

Known for being resolute in court but easy to get along with, clients draw on the fact that Alex has done it all in the intellectual property realm. He has litigated patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and he has prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of areas, including mechanical, electrical, and chemical space. With more than a decade of experience, Alex counsels clients in a variety of patent-related matters, such as:

  • Prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications
  • Infringement studies
  • Clearance studies
  • Freedom-to-operate studies
  • Trademark
  • Copyright
  • Trade secret
  • Technology transfer
  • Transactional matters
  • Related intellectual property matters.

Outside the office, Alex is a dedicated family man, an active member of Dilworth United Methodist Church, and an avid Clemson Tiger fan who keeps busy renovating his 100-year-old bungalow home.



Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Southeastern Environmental Law Journal, Articles Editor, 2005-2006
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • United States Supreme Court, 2015
  • Federal Court, 2017
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2015

Alternate biographies




  • J.D., University of South Carolina, 2006
  • B.S., cum laude, Clemson University, 2003

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2013
  • South Carolina, 2006
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2005