A member of Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, Nathan is a registered patent attorney, representing clients in a full range of intellectual property matters including patent, trade secret, trademark, domain name, unfair competition and copyright matters. He provides business and legal guidance relating to patent and trademark portfolio management, corporate intellectual property policies and technology development and acquisition. Throughout his practice, Nathan has guided start-up entrepreneurs, investors, mid-cap companies and large multinational corporations in developing strategies for acquiring, protecting, licensing and enforcing intellectual property rights worldwide.
Nathan has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications, obtaining patent protection on inventions, conducting infringement evaluations, analyzing patent validity and preparing freedom to operate opinions. His experience spans a wide range of technologies, including computer software, computer networking and Internet technologies, antivirus software, automotive technologies, consumer packaging, industrial machinery, motion capture systems, building and construction products, water treatment systems, watercraft and marine technologies, aircraft tracking and control systems, medical devices and diagnostics, military special ops equipment, power tools, electrical motors, optics, firearm scopes, and food products. Nathan’s broad experience has included:
Additionally, Nathan is knowledgeable about technology-related transactions, including drafting and negotiation of complex agreements related to software development, software licensing, software as a service (SaaS) and hosting. Nathan combines this with a background in biological and agricultural engineering, bringing a deep knowledge of precision agriculture and site-specific crop management systems and methods to Husch Blackwell’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) team.
Nathan regularly writes and speaks on intellectual property issues, including international conferences sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. For the last ten years, he has also been a lecturer on intellectual property law for the College of Engineering at Kansas State University.
Prior to his legal career, Nathan focused on engineering, including internships with Caterpillar Inc. and AGCO Corp. He also participated in three international championship student design teams.