Carlton Hemphill is an associate with MBHB. With a background in aerospace engineering, Mr. Hemphill works closely with clients in the mechanical and materials space on all facets of intellectual property strategy, including patent prosecution, landscape and patentability analyses, and noninfringement and invalidity opinions.
Prior to joining MBHB, Mr. Hemphill worked for Naval Air Systems Command where he performed and reviewed structural analysis on aircraft substructure and composite skins. Mr. Hemphill also worked at the National Institute for Aviation Research where he was involved in the testing and certification of aircraft composite materials. Mr. Hemphill interned for two summers at NASA Goddard, working with micro-electromechanical systems. His background and experience in engineering allows Mr. Hemphill to understand clients’ innovations beyond a theoretical perspective, allowing him to bring a more comprehensive approach to clients’ patent strategies.
During law school, Mr. Hemphill served as a Lead Managing Editor for the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology. Mr. Hemphill also competed in the 2021 USPTO National Patent Drafting Competition, where his team placed second. At MBHB, Mr. Hemphill serves on the client development committee. Outside of work, he enjoys backpacking, hiking and traveling.