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As an intellectual property attorney specializing in patents, Nathan brings strategic value to high-tech clients in Silicon Valley, Silicon Slopes, and beyond, seeking to protect their inventions and other IP assets.
Nathan relishes the opportunity to strategize and prepare patent claims that protect inventions with varied scope and/or that target competitor products. These claims, along with carefully drafted specifications, create real value in securing valid and assertable patents in the U.S. and across the world. Nathan has extensive experience in the entire patent procurement process, including the use of prior art searching, examiner interviews, and appeals. He also has experience in dispute resolution related to patent rights, including infringement and non-infringement analyses.
Nathan is passionate about serving inventors, some of them solo, some of them pro bono clients, university inventors and startups, as well as large multi-national companies with large patent portfolios. Nathan provides patent opinions and strategic counseling related to all types of IP, including services related to trademark clearances and protection and copyright protection.
With a background in electrical and computer engineering and having served as a Signal Officer in the U.S. Army, Nathan has real-world experience with computer systems, software, computer and device networking, radio systems, telecommunications, and information and automation security. His technical expertise has further developed through engaging in multifaceted patent work to include obtaining deep knowledge related to electrical, software, and mechanical technologies.
Nathan’s experience with electrical technologies includes digital circuits, semiconductor devices, including memory management and storage (especially NAND flash), LEDs, acoustic devices (transistor, filters, resonators, transducers), data processing units (DPUs) that include smart NICs and accelerators, microprocessors, hardware-centric cryptography, radar, communication processing devices and systems, antennas, and networking.
Nathan’s experience with software technologies includes cryptography, cloud computing, distributed processing, virtualization, data processing and algorithmic modeling, machine learning, user interfaces, image processing, and e-commerce. Nathan’s experience with mechanical technologies includes semiconductor processing technology, robotics, thermal management technologies, manufacturing processes, cranes, railcar trucks and couplers, metal casting, and more.
While in law school, Nathan was honored to serve as a legal intern to Judge Randall R. Radar of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which taught him much about how patents are litigated and weaknesses of patents exploited. Nathan has been recognized in the 2016 Utah Legal Elite, is active in the local IP Section of the Utah State Bar and has been recognized multiple years for pro bono work performed in conjunction with the ProBoPat Program of the United State Patent and Trademark Office.