Nick is a seasoned Patent attorney with 18+ years of legal experience and doctoral level training in environmental/industrial microbiology. As a Shareholder in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group, Nick focuses his practice on patent drafting, patent prosecution, managing international patent portfolios, and providing legal analysis and opinions; as well as brand protection and enforcement.
Dedicated to intellectual property law and the advancement of biological science, Nick is active in the biotechnology industry serving as a board member of BIO Alabama, former Chair of the AIPLA Biotechnology Committee, and as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cumberland School of Law.
Prior to joining Maynard, Nick practiced in Alabama and Florida with national firms. His background also includes serving as Litigation Counsel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office of the Chief of Counsel in Washington, D.C., and serving as an Associate Plant Examiner at the U.S. Plant Variety Protection Office.