Nina Borders

Reed Smith LLP

Nina Borders is an associate in the firm’s IP, Tech & Data Group, focusing on patent and trademark portfolio management, transactional matters, and intellectual property enforcement. Nina has represented clients in a wide range of trademark, patent, copyright, and trade secret matters and oversees domestic and international trademark and patent portfolios for clients in a variety of industries.

She also has significant experience with trademark clearance, registration, enforcement, licensing, counseling, and technology transactions. Nina is a registered patent attorney, and has a broad business and technical background, with nearly ten years of business experience in the food and pharmaceutical industries prior to beginning her legal career with Reed Smith.

Education :

  • DePaul University College of Law, 2006, J.D.
  • Northwestern University, 1996, B.S., Chemical Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001, Fermentation Technology

Professional Admissions & Qualifications :

  • California
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions : U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations :

  • Treasurer, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC), Board of Directors, 2009-2011
  • Chair, IPLAC Website Committee, 2011-2013
  • Co-Chair, IPLAC Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition Committee, 2006-2007
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers


  • Providing trademark clearance opinions and counseling on strategies for brand development
  • Preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark and copyright applications before the USPTO and copyright office
  • Managing enforcement strategy for U.S. intellectual property portfolio of clients in diverse industries such as information technology and consumer products
  • Conducting IP due diligence in merger, acquisition, and IPO matters in the software and pharmaceutical industries
  • Preparing freedom to operate opinions including analysis of utility patent, design patent, and trade dress rights; preparing patentability opinions and advising clients as to opportunities in various industries; preparing patent invalidity opinions
  • Assisting semiconductor companies in Silicon Valley with agreements for the development, licensing, procurement and sale of semiconductor intellectual property and products
  • Assisting with preparation of requests for patent reexamination, now inter partes review; preparing claim amendments and arguments for responses to office actions in inter partes reexamination proceedings.


Rate : $$$

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