The North Carolina Museum of History Associates (NCMHA) recently appointed Smith Anderson lawyer, T. Robert Rehm, Jr., to its Board of Directors. Mr. Rehm's appointment took effect on July 1, 2006, and he will serve a three-year term.
NCMHA provides funding to the North Carolina Museum of History for operational, artistic and educational purposes, including artifact acquisition, exhibits, public relations, and educational enrichment for children and adults in all 100 counties of the state.
An Intellectual Property and Technology lawyer, Mr. Rehm's diverse practice includes technology licensing and commercialization and the acquisition, licensing and protection of intellectual property rights. His experience focuses in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright and antitrust law with particular emphasis on technology licensing and commercialization; patent, trademark, and copyright litigation and licensing; trademark and copyright prosecution; and intellectual property counseling. A practicing electrical engineer for 16 years prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. Rehm brings significant practical and business experience to support clients in connection with virtually all aspects of their intellectual property. In addition to the North Carolina Museum of History, Mr. Rehm's active civic and community participation includes the North Carolina Museum of Art, the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, and the North Carolina Symphony.