Patent Attorneys

Our experienced attorneys have served in prominent law firms, large and midsize enterprises, and tech startups. Prior to becoming attorneys, both were engineers in Fortune 100 companies. Whether you’re an inventor, business owner, or corporate counsel, we understand your perspective and are here to help.

Nick Boyarski
Patent Attorney
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Nick has served clients for over 10 years as a patent attorney. He specializes in preparing and prosecuting patent applications for mechanical inventions. He has prepared over 250 patent applications.

Nick began his career as a mechanical engineer at Ford Motor Company in Michigan. There, he focused on developing and testing advanced engine technologies for cars and F-Series trucks.

 

While at Ford, he spent time embedded at Ford Global Technologies, LLC, a subsidiary that manages and commercializes Ford’s patent portfolio. In that role, he gained exposure to Ford's internal patent process, an experience that changed the trajectory of his career from engineering to patent law.

 

During law school, Nick worked at PING, Inc., a golf equipment manufacturer in Phoenix, Arizona. He assisted with patent applications and provided litigation support.

After law school, Nick worked in private practice at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C., an international law firm with more than 500 attorneys worldwide. He focused on patent preparation and prosecution and patent litigation. He worked on patent applications for solar modules, internal combustion engines, GPS-based devices, adaptive learning algorithms, and a variety of consumer products. He also assisted with patent litigation cases in various U.S. district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Subsequently, Nick served as in-house patent counsel to Colorado-based Otter Products, LLC, maker of OtterBox and LifeProof brand consumer products. There, he prepared and prosecuted patent applications for mobile device accessories and evaluated patent portfolios for acquisition.

Education
  • Arizona State University – Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (J.D., 2009)

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2004)

  • University of Wisconsin­-Madison (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2002)

 

Technical courses completed: calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, mechanics of materials, statistics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, energy systems laboratory, machine elements, measurements laboratory, geometric modeling, manufacturing processes, technical writing, physics, circuits, dynamic systems, material science, internal combustion engines, optics, power conversion

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

  • Arizona (Inactive)

  • District of Columbia (Inactive)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

  • National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP)

  • Colorado Bar Association - Intellectual Property Section

  • Boulder County Bar Association

Publications

 

“Privilege Primer for Attorneys Approaching Joint Defense Agreements in Section 337 Litigation,” 337 Reporter, Vol. XXIV, 83, Boyarski, N.; Schill, C.; Kipel, A. (2008).

“Premixed Compression Ignition (PCI) Combustion with Modeling-Generated Piston Bowl Geometry in a Diesel Engine,” SAE Paper 2006-01-0198, SAE Transactions, Vol. 115, Section 3, Journal of Engines, pp. 133-143, Boyarski, N.J.; Reitz, R.D. (2006).

“Quantifying Part Load Fuel Consumption of Dual-Equal and Dual-Independent Variable Cam Timing Strategies,” Internal Technical Report, Ford Motor Company, Boyarski, N.; Shelby, M.; Stein, R. (2005).

“Experimental investigation of the effects of piston bowl geometry, nozzle spray angle, and engine control parameters on early injection premixed compression ignition (PCI) combustion in a HSDI diesel engine,” M.S. Thesis. University of Wisconsin–Madison, OCLC No. 58538823, Boyarski, N.J. (2004).

Todd Adelmann
Patent Attorney
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Todd specializes in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical and software fields. Todd has prepared and filed over 100 patent applications.

Prior to attending law school, Todd had a 17-year engineering career at Hewlett Packard and Sandia National Laboratories. Todd worked in a variety of roles involving electrical hardware design, software engineering, project management, failure analysis, procurement engineering, technical sales, and technical consulting. Todd also has experience in mechanical fabrication and small business operation. Todd is an inventor on 16 issued U.S. patents.

As a patent attorney, Todd has worked in both private practice and in­-house patent counsel positions. Todd has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of fields including electrical devices, software, network data storage, telecommunications, mechanical devices, financial services, and industrial controls, among others. In addition, Todd has experience in the areas of due diligence analysis, infringement analysis, litigation support, portfolio analysis, and portfolio planning.

Education

  • University of Colorado Law School (J.D., 2010)

  • University of New Mexico (M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1991)

  • University of Tulsa (B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Publications

Are Your Bits Worn Out? The DMCA, Replacement Parts, and Forced Repeat Software Purchases, 8 J. ON TELECOMM. & HIGH TECH. L. 185, 2010

 
 

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