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Tucker Ellis Welcomes Partner Nicholas Clifford to IP Practice

January 2019
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Tucker Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Nicholas Clifford has joined the firm as a partner in the St. Louis office. Mr. Clifford will practice in the Tucker Ellis Intellectual Property & Brand Protection Group and will be handling intellectual property litigation and other commercial litigation matters.

“Nick’s knowledge and experience will add significant depth to our IP Litigation capabilities not only in our St. Louis office, but firmwide,” said Carlos Garritano, chair of the firm’s IP practice group. “His ability to use well-honed trial skills and provide strategic litigation advice in matters across a wide variety of intellectual property and other commercial subject matters involving dozens of different technologies will benefit our clients tremendously.”

“We are fortunate that more and more A+ lawyers who are also A+ people and who care deeply about relationships, like Nick Clifford, are choosing to call Tucker Ellis their professional home,” said Managing Partner Joe Morford. “Nick’s addition to our growing St. Louis office bolsters our Midwest presence and accelerates our capabilities in Missouri and Illinois, as well as nationwide.”

A trial lawyer with 25 years of experience, Mr. Clifford handles intellectual property and commercial litigation in state, federal, and appellate courts throughout the United States. He prosecutes and defends litigation and counsels clients in patent, copyright, and trademark infringement matters, as well as trade secret misappropriation, preparing non-infringement and invalidity opinions, patentability, licensing, registration, and other due-diligence issues. Mr. Clifford represents clients in a wide range of technologies, such as automotive service products, biomass pretreatment, cable video on-demand, computer middleware and memory devices, diagnostic and educational software, electronic voting machines, financial trading platforms, LED warning signal lights, pharmaceutical packaging, retinal surgical devices, and telecommunication systems. He received his law degree with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. He received his undergraduate degree from Trinity College.

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