Mr. Nikolsky is a registered patent attorney in the Intellectual Property/Information Technology law practice group of McCarter & English. His practice focuses on the procurement, licensing, and enforcement of Intellectual Property rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
A substantial portion of Mr. Nikolsky's practice is devoted to representing clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to acquire patents covering technologies in the electrical, mechanical, and software arts, including computer software and hardware, digital and analog systems, optoelectronics, semiconductor fabrication processes, business methods, plasma physics devices, telecommunications, distributed computing systems, and other types of technologies. Additionally, Mr. Nikolsky conducts PCT and foreign international filings on inventions, and interacts with clients on a nearly daily basis to draft and refine patent applications and advise on prosecution strategies.
Mr. Nikolsky frequently prepares Intellectual Property opinions including patent validity, patent infringement, patent novelty, and trademark search opinions. He participates in litigation proceedings involving Intellectual Property matters including patent, trademark, and copyright infringement. Additionally, Mr. Nikolsky has experience with patent reexamination, trademark opposition, and trademark cancellation proceedings, as well as negotiating and drafting business-related agreements including technology licensing, confidentiality, and non-disclosure agreements. Mr. Nikolsky has a technical background in Computer Science, and is active in industry associations including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He also gives presentations to small business and educational entities regarding Intellectual Property protection.