Nicholas A. Restauri represents clients as both plaintiff and defendant in complex intellectual property disputes across the United States, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and breach of contract litigation. Nick represents clients in US district courts, appellate courts, before the US International Trade Commission, and in AIA post-grant and inter partes review proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Nick’s experience includes litigating matters from complaint to trial. He has experience handling all stages of a case’s lifecycle, including pleadings, fact and expert discovery, motion practice, court hearings, claim construction, trial practice, and appeals. Nick also utilizes his inter partes and covered business method review experience to analyze infringement claims and formulate comprehensive litigation strategy for clients. His experience also includes prosecuting patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office, and he frequently counsels startups and entrepreneurs on developing and protecting intellectual property.
With a background in the electronic and computing arts, Nick has experience with a diverse range of technologies, including mechanical devices, power tools and outdoor products, telecommunications, software and ecommerce solutions, electronic memory, and complex networking applications.
During law school, Nick was an editor of DePaul’s Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property. He also competed in the Giles Sutherland Rich Patent Moot Court, where he and his partner finished first place in the Midwest regional competition, receiving best brief awards for both appellant and appellee briefs, and finished runner-up at the nationals competition held at the Federal Circuit. As a result of their accomplishments, Nick and his partner were inducted into the Order of Barristers.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Nick was an associate with a large intellectual property law boutique.
DePaul University College of Law, 2012, J.D., Cum Laude
DePaul University, 2012, M.S., Computer Science
Western Michigan University, 2008, B.S., Mathematics and Political Science
US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of International Trade
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)