DANIEL COLE – Patent Attorney

Daniel Cole is a patent attorney who loves helping inventors bring their ideas to life in the marketplace. With a degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, a degree in Biochemistry from Wake Forest, and experience in patenting simple mechanical inventions he brings a broad perspective to patenting your invention.

At Wake Forest, Daniel worked in enzyme kinetics and structure. Helping to elucidate the kinetics of TREX2 a 3’ to 5’ DNA exonuclease and prove that its two active sites worked in tandem, he gained experience with enzymatic assays and mutagenesis. Legally he has performed patentability and freedom to operate analysis, and written patents and office action responses.

Daniel’s passion for science started in elementary school where he quickly read all of the science books in his school library and made his mother lug many armfuls of science books home from the public library. His love of science and respect for scientists and inventors of all types infuses all aspects of his work.

Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina Daniel is a member of the Orange County and the North Carolina State bar association. He also volunteers with NC Leap helping low wealth entrepreneurs.

Having grown up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina Daniel hopes to introduce his colleagues to sweet tea, biscuits, grits, and barbeque. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, swimming, reading science fiction and fantasy, as well as spoiling his cat Sunshine.


  • North Carolina State Bar Association # 49135
  • USPTO: Reg. # 73013


  • University of North Carolina Office of Commercialization and Development (patent law advisor)
  • Quintiles (Patent Law Extern)
  • GSK (Patent Law Extern)
  • North Carolina State Office of Technology Transfer (Patent Law Extern)


  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from University of North Carolina
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Wake Forest
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from University of North Carolina at Asheville