Nicholas G Vincent

Associate | Palo Alto | (650) 813-4039
(650) 813-4039

Dr. Nicholas Vincent focuses on patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate analyses, and IP due diligence, with an emphasis on biotechnology and life sciences.

Nicholas obtained his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was the editor-in-chief of the NYU Journal of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law (JIPEL). During law school, he was a law clerk at the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), Environmental Enforcement Section (EES) of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he worked on environmental settlement and litigation. He was also a summer associate at Morrison & Foerster, where he drafted Office Action responses, completed legal research, and evaluated prior art for patentability.

Prior to law school, Nicholas obtained his Ph.D. in microbiology from Yale University, where his doctoral studies focused on ribosome assembly. At Yale, he was co-editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine and won a Gruber Science Fellowship, awarded to top Yale Ph.D. students in the life sciences. Nicholas earned his B.S., summa cum laude in biology from Providence College.

Nicholas is registered to practice in California and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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