Born: Feb. 2, 1976
Firm/Company: McCarter & English, Newark
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, J.D., 2001
College: The College of New Jersey, B.S., computer science, 1998
Career: McCarter & English, associate, 2005-12, partner 2012-present; Wolff & Samson, attorney, 2001-04
Profile: At McCarter & English, Nikolsky’s practice focuses on the licensing, procurement, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. He prepares intellectual property opinions regarding patent infringement, validity, novelty, and trademark search opinions. He has acted as lead counsel in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Inter-Parties Review proceedings for PNY Technologies Inc. and also in PTO Covered Business Method Review Proceedings for Verisk Analytics against Quality Healthcare Intermediary Inc. In addition, Nikosly lectures on developments in patent law at high-level educational and business venues, such as Princeton Univ.’s Center for Information Technology Policy, the Cambridge Innovation Center, and the Association of Univ. Technology Managers. His speeches were “Patent Success or Failure? The America Invents Act and Beyond,” “Patent Basis for Entrepreneurs and Tech Companies” and “Protecting Software Apps in an App-Happy World: A Discussion of Issues, Law, and Practical Considerations.”