Nathan I. North focuses his practice on patent litigation, patent prosecution, and proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has technical experience in the mechanical fields, including technologies such as turbochargers, turbine engines, industrial manufacturing, and additive manufacturing.
Nathan has experience in trial litigation and post-grant proceedings at the USPTO, including pre-filing strategy, infringement and non-infringement contentions, and discovery disputes. He has also assisted in drafting and prosecuting utility applications.
During law school, Nathan completed a program focusing on commercializing innovative technology, in which he helped counsel a startup company on its patent strategy, performed prior art and freedom-to-operate searches, and helped prepare for business plan competitions.
He worked as an analyst for an angel investor group, evaluating startups for potential investments and organizing educational events. Nathan also researched NIH patent and licensing policies for encouraging development of treatment for rare diseases.
While an undergraduate, Nathan worked as a product development engineering co-op at BorgWarner Turbosystems, where he helped design compressor and turbine wheels. He also helped develop a large-scale 3D printer for Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Nathan is a member of the Order of the Coif.
Emory University School of Law J.D., with high honors, 2017
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville B.S., Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, 2014