W. Lyle Gravatt – Patent Attorney

Lyle Gravatt - Patent Attorney

W. Lyle Gravatt is an experienced patent attorney proficient in writing patent applications and pursuing patents in a wide range of technologies. Mr. Gravatt began his career as patent analyst and professional searcher, developing new software tools for advanced searching of patents and publications. Lyle now focuses primarily on the client-service side of patent work. Mr. Gravatt is involved in the local startup community as an active member and ambassador with the Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), as a volunteer at the technology incubator First Flight Venture Center, and as a volunteer with Innovate Raleigh. Mr. Gravatt earned a B.S. in Physics from Wake Forest University where he performed biophysics research on the effects of hydroxyurea with sickle cell hemoglobin using electroparamagnetic resonance imaging techniques. While in law school at the University of Mississippi School of Law, Lyle partnered with attorneys through the American Bar Association to co-author a chapter in the ABA publication “FDA Regulation of Nanotechnology”.

Mr. Gravatt’s patent practice has included work in the following technology areas:

  • Wireless detection and management systems
  • Biotechnology and nanotech products
  • Smart grid analytic and load control devices
  • Consumer products
  • Mechanical and manufacturing equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Software applications


  • J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law
  • B.S., Physics, Wake Forest University

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office