Nick Williamson’s practice encompasses the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, with a focus on patents and trademarks.
A large part of Mr. Williamson’s intellectual property practice concerns patent litigation and counseling. In patent cases, Mr. Williamson has represented leading electronics and engineering firms, advising on a wide range of fields including digital cameras and camcorders, cellular phones, telecommunications links and infrastructure, aircraft systems, digital printing equipment, vending technologies, and others. Mr. Williamson advises clients on patent validity and infringement issues, including patentability and product clearance opinions, and has assisted clients in the filing and prosecution of patent applications in the United States and abroad. His technical background includes board level assembly equipment and materials, as well as semiconductor circuitry fabrication. Mr. Williamson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering.
In addition to his extensive patent practice, Mr. Williamson also focuses on the adoption, use, prosecution and enforcement of trademarks and service marks. Mr. Williamson regularly handles inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board as well as trademark, dilution and unfair competition claims in federal courts. He also negotiates and prepares various assignments and licenses addressing trademark rights. Mr. Williamson’s trademark practice services clients at the forefront of a wide variety of industries, including publishing, electronics and computers, toys and novelties, entertainment, home goods, construction and manufacturing, education, food and beverages, general merchandise, and apparel.
Mr. Williamson’s practice also includes copyright counseling, prosecution, and litigation.
Mr. Williamson also has been involved in various pro bono matters, including assisting nonprofits with intellectual property issues, representing an aggrieved garnishee, landlord/tenant counseling, and incorporating a nonprofit scholarship foundation.