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DAVID NICHOLSON

PARTNER

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Phone: 408-675-5539

David is a registered US patent attorney with more than ten years of experience. He helped found the firm in 2015 which provides a broad range of patent related services, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, design of patent programs, review and evaluation of patent portfolios, due diligence evaluations, reexamination, litigation support, and providing opinions regarding patent validity and infringement. He has developed patent portfolios that were an integral part of a later acquisition.

Prior to practicing law, David worked at the Special Purpose Processor Development Group (SPPDG) at the Mayo Clinic designing MEMS devices and analyzing existing ASIC designs including both digital and analog devices.

David hopes to live long enough to see the Buffalo Bills win the Super Bowl. Surprisingly, he has seen the Kansas City Royals win 2 World Series.

Technology Competencies:

  • Processors
    • General purpose, graphic, network, and security
  • Chipsets
  • Network devices including routers, firewall/VPN security appliances, etc.
  • Disk-based storage systems for data recovery, and fabrication, including MEMS devices, TFTs in LCD displays, and PCM
  • Software
    • Network security
    • Cryptography
    • Routing protocols
    • Network management
    • Compression and decompression of data, including video and audio standards such as MPEG-4
    • Database access, including object oriented designs
    • Data protection and retention
    • Backup utilities
    • Social networking

Highlighted Work:

  • Prepared and prosecuted both inter partes and ex parte reexamination requests.
  • Prepared and argued defensive materials in negotiations resulting in favorable settlement terms in lieu of litigation.
  • Developed a patent portfolio with a data retention start-up (Reconnex) that was recently acquired by a leading anti-virus and computer security company (McAfee) where the patent portfolio was an integral part of the acquisition.

Awards:

  • Top Patent Prosecutor, Patent Buddy, 2011
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014-2018
  • Listed in the 2016-2019 IAM Patent 1000 — The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners

Bar Admissions/Registrations:

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • California

Law School:

  • University of Houston, 2004

Undergraduate / Graduate Education:

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering (with Computer Option); University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2001