Intellectual Property & Technology Law Group






D. James Nahikian, MSCS JD founded the firm and continues to serve as its managing principal. He envisioned a law practice where clients from across the globe would receive sophisticated service without having to pay for marble floors and expensive trappings they might never experience. The firm holds a comprehensive subject matter law library and makes extensive use of electronic research and filing tools.

Mr. Nahikian worked as a programmer and earned a masters degree in computer science with advanced graduate coursework in software engineering, security architecture, bioinformatics and Monte Carlo algorithms. He is a registered patent attorney. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Nahikian served as an intellectual property and technology attorney with several respected law firms in Chicago.

Bar and Court Admissions: registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois; Illinois; other courts pro hac vice.


Leadership: organizer, 2009 CloudCamp-Seattle technology conference (at Amazon); chair, 2007-09 Technology Committee, Cook County Illinois Government Task Force for Electronic Courts (Commissioner Mike Quigley); incoming chair, 2009 CBA Intellectual Property Law Committee; chair, 2007-08 CBA Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Committee; contributing author, 2005-08 IICLE treatise Intellectual Property Law (original and revisions); board of managers, 2008-09 IICLE intellectual property curriculum; speaker, 2007 patent law delegation from Zhongguancun Science Park (Peoples Republic of China); advisor, 2007 Argonne National Laboratories-Heartland Angels technology commercialization venture; speaker, 2007 IICLE seminar on patent licensing; lecturer, 2007-08 DePaul CTI courses on patent issues in software development; speaker, 2007 IIT network security and digital forensics conference; ABA, ACM and IEEE. Active "Life Loyal" alumnus, Sigma Chi Fraternity. Pro bono counsel, Animal Care League of Oak Park, Illinois. University of Michigan/Ann Arbor Alumni Association of Greater Chicago.


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