Nick Whilt is an experienced litigator focusing on intellectual property and technology litigation. He represents clients in technology-intense business litigation and complex actions relating to the enforcement and defense of patent, trade secret, copyright, and other intellectual property rights. In addition to litigating matters in US District Courts across the country, Nick has successfully represented clients in Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission and post-grant proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office. Nick has been named a “Rising Star” in intellectual property litigation in the Southern California edition of Super Lawyers (2015-2017). The Legal 500 has also acknowledged Nick’s work in trade secret litigation.
With a background in computer science, Nick’s technical knowledge and litigation experience spans diverse technologies including smartphones, communications technologies, microprocessors, graphics processors, Internet protocols, flat panel displays, media distribution systems, thin film transistors, and video games. Nick also has significant experience in all phases of litigation, from pre-trial investigations to trial.
Honors & Awards
- Recognized by Legal 500 for Trade Secret Litigation (2016)
- Named a “Rising Star” for IP Litigation by Super Lawyers (2015-2017)
- US District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California, and the Southern District of Texas
- US Court of Appeals, Federal and Ninth Circuits
Registered to Practice
- US Patent and Trademark Office
- University of California at Berkeley, J.D.: Berkeley Technology Law Journal
- University of California at Santa Barbara, B.S., Computer Science
- University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., Business Economics
- “The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: Protecting the Civil Liberties that Make Defense of Our Nation Worthwhile,” 35 Sw. U. L. Rev. 361 (2006)