Nathan is an experienced patent lawyer who works with clients to develop clear strategies for protecting their proprietary innovations and managing their patent portfolios in a manner consistent with their business plans. Nathan understands that the value of a client’s patent portfolio can have a dramatic impact on the client’s overall business strategy and that high quality and cost-effective patent advice is, thus, critically important to a client’s long-term business needs. He recognizes that this requires getting to know a client’s business in order to effectively provide reasoned patent (and overall intellectual property) advice.
Nathan’s expertise spans a broad spectrum of service, including patent procurement (domestic and foreign), patentability opinions, non-infringement and clearance opinions, validity opinions, diligence, licensing, and strategic client counseling. In addition, Nathan provides patent litigation support and works closely with Winthrop & Weinstine’s patent litigators. These experiences provide him with an invaluable insight as to how the courts, intentionally or unintentionally, directly impact the strategies for acquiring patent rights. Nathan takes advantage of these experiences to provide sound patent advice and secure valuable patents consistent with his clients’ business goals.
Nathan has experience in a wide range of technical fields, including:
- Mechanical and manufacturing devices
- Computer hardware
- Computer software and computer-based processes
- Data storage technologies
- Medical and surgical devices
- Health and personal wellness
- Telecommunication systems
- Business methods
Nathan is also an adjunct professor of a patent drafting course at Hamline Law School. In this role, Nathan relies on his experience to provide students with the basic skill set needed to enter the exciting world of patent procurement.
Born and raised in Minnesota, Nathan now lives in Maple Grove with his wife, two daughters, and Great Dane.
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2007