Patent litigator Nicole Williams tackles complex cases in U.S. District Courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Leveraging her bioengineering background and strong written and oral communication skills, Nicole presents clear and convincing arguments, effectively litigating cases involving complex technologies. She has particular technological experience in the life sciences, including DNA sequencing, pharmaceutical compounds and biologics, microfluidics, and medical devices. Her experience also includes litigating cases involving wireless technologies, digital cameras, sports technology, and flash memory drives.

Nicole has handled many aspects of both offensive and defensive complex litigation, including dispositive motions, trials, and appeals. She has prevailed in cases in federal trial courts, appellate courts, before the ITC, and the PTAB, as well as in arbitration.

Nicole writes extensively on the subject of patent damages.

While attending law school, Nicole served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She was an honors undergraduate researcher at UC Berkeley in the Tirrell Laboratory, Department of Bioengineering.

Professional associations

  • Women's Intellectual Property Law Association
  • San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Firm Ambassador, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association

Pro bono activities

Immigration Equality

Legal Momentum