Chuck Warner joined the Van Winkle Law Firm in 2019.  Chuck is a Registered Patent Agent who represents clients in all matters relating to patent preparation and prosecution. He has previously worked as an engineer and project manager for the U.S. Air Force Civil Service and has also worked as a general law practitioner. His career counseling clients in cases related to patents, trademarks, and copyrights spans over 35 years.

Practice Areas


  • Vanderbilt University – Juris Doctor, 1982
  • University of Florida – M. Eng. Electrical Engineering, 1975
  • Mississippi State University – B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1970

Professional affiliations

  • GA State Bar (Emeritus)
  • MS State Bar (Inactive)
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Publications & Speaking Engagements:

  • “New US Patent Office Rules Substantially Increase Burdens And Risks To Patent Applicants,” PoGo (Powell Goldstein) Alert, September 2007
  • “Patents Now Harder to Get, Easier to Invalidate,” PoGo Alert & Mondaq, co-authored with Ryan Pumpian & John Bush, May 2007
  • “Neglecting Intellectual Property Can Be Expensive,” Dekalb Bar Association Newsletter, March 2006
  • “Joint Research Is Patentable! (If You Are Careful!),” PoGo Alert, 2005
  • “Anyone Could’ve Invented That! – Obviousness After KSR v. Teleflex,” State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Law Section, Patent Committee, Panel Member, June 12, 2007

As an inventor and co-inventor on several patents, Chuck has always been interested in exploring innovative ideas. A now inactive registered professional engineer in both Mississippi and Florida, he is an avid tech-enthusiast with a background in electrical engineering and proud owner of an FCC First Class Radiotelephone Operator’s License with Ship Radar Endorsement and Advanced Class Amateur (HAM) Radio License. Chuck has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout and enjoys spending his spare time in the great outdoors.