About Nick

From procurement to enforcement, Nick’s broad range of experience makes him a valuable asset at every step along the way in the growth and management of his clients’ intellectual property portfolios.  At the initial acquisition stage, Nick has experience in preparing and prosecuting both design and utility patent applications in a wide variety of technical fields, as well as preparing and prosecuting trademark applications. Nick’s practice also extends to counseling clients with respect to intellectual property matters including policing, licensing and transferring patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.  Finally, Nick has extensive litigation experience enforcing and defending against all types of intellectual property in state and federal courts and administrative proceedings at the USPTO.

Nick graduated with honors from the Chicago-Kent College of Law with a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law. While attending Chicago-Kent, he was the author or co-author on papers published in the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal and Loyola University Chicago’s Annals of Health Law.

Nick graduated summa cum laude from the Ohio State University with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering, with a metallurgy specialization.  Specifically, he conducted research into the hydrogen embrittlement behavior of nickel-based super alloys.  While attending Ohio State, Nick also worked as an engineering intern performing failure analysis in the materials group of an aerospace company in Akron, Ohio.

 

Professional Memberships

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Parma Bar Association

 

Awards

Nick was selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2015, 2016, and 2017.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.

 

Presentations 

PROTECT YOURSELF! A Q&A With A Real Life Intellectual Property Owner, Cleveland Flea, February 2017

IP for the Little Guy: Tips for Protecting Intellectual Property, Central Ohio Food Truck Association, November 2016

Bodybuilding.com v. Jim Stoppani: An IP Lawyer’s Analysis, www.priceplow.com, November 2016

IP for the Little Guy: Tips for Protecting Intellectual Property, Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, August 2016

Design Patents: Small But Mighty, Renner Otto CLE, November 2015

IP for the Little Guy: Tips for Protecting Intellectual Property, South Summit County Chamber of Commerce, September 2015

IP for the Little Guy: Tips for Helping Small Businesses and Individuals Develop, Secure and Protect Intellectual Property, Parma Bar Association CLE, May 2015

Eyes on the Prize: The Importance of an Accurate Goods and Services Description in Trademark Applications, Renner Otto CLE, November 2014

Schools and IP: More Than Meets the Eye, Ohio School Boards Association Intensive Legal Workshop, October 2014