Nick Kuhlmann is a member of Patterson Thuente IP’s intellectual property litigation team. Nick combines a technical background with extensive experience in intellectual property and commercial matters, from patent and trademark prosecution to litigation and trial. Nick advances his clients’ interests with an eye for detail and a focus on concise, persuasive positions mainly in patent, trademark and trade secret matters. Nick also advises clients in the development of trademark portfolios and has prosecuted and obtained allowances of unique marks for his clients. Additionally, he has experience in handling trade dress, design patent and anti-counterfeiting matters.
As a registered patent attorney, Nick has previously drafted and prosecuted utility patents in the chemical, mechanical and medical device fields. Clients rely on Nick for his diversity of expertise and tenacity. Each case requires perspective as to what evidence to pursue and which arguments may prevail. While often negotiating settlements on favorable terms, he also takes cases to trial when necessary.
Nick says that crafting compelling legal strategies from complex facts lies at the heart of his practice. And helping clients achieve their goals is a tremendous source of satisfaction.
Prior to his legal career, Nick was an organic chemist at 3M where he focused on polymer and small molecule synthesis and characterization.