Nick Kliewer, Associate

IP attorney experienced in patent preparation and litigation

From preparation and prosecution to litigation and post-grant reviews, Nick Kliewer has defended his clients’ intellectual property in a wide variety of venues. Having spent more than a decade as a circuits engineer for Texas Instruments, he has unique, in-depth knowledge about electrical circuits, semiconductors and image sensors.

Nick brings a strategic perspective to the table: He tailors his legal approach to meet his client’s business goals, whether that’s growing their public patent portfolio or knowing when suggest other ways to protect their intellectual property such as keeping something a trade secret. In addition to his prosecution work, Nick has litigated a number of patent cases and has experience preparing experts for depositions as well as defending and challenging patents in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO.

A strategic ally who speaks “engineer” and puts clients first

Having spent significant time in industry, Nick is fluent in “inventor speak” and can easily dive into any technical subject matter, whether he’s helping inventors brainstorm, assisting in-house counsel manage their IP portfolios or taking depositions. Clients also appreciate that he can strike the balance of being budget-conscious while being a zealous advocate. At the end of the day, Nick prioritizes his clients’ best interests, not billable hours.

In addition to his legal practice and engineering career, Nick served as a company commander and platoon leader in the U.S. Army Reserve. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife and two sons. Nick also has a private pilot’s license and enjoys flying, but his latest daring adventure has been teaching his boys how to ride bicycles.

Practice Areas

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2012
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Association
  • Dallas Bar Association, IP Section