Nicholas A. Restauri concentrates his practice on representing clients as both plaintiff and defendant in complex patent litigation cases across the United States. Nick also represents both petitioners and patent owners in post-grant and inter partes review proceedings established by the 2011 America Invents Act. With a background in the electronic and computing arts, Nick has experience with a variety of technologies, including telecommunications, software and ecommerce solutions, electronic memory, and complex networking applications.
Nick utilizes his inter partes and covered business method review experience to analyze infringement claims and formulate comprehensive litigation strategy for clients. In addition to litigating matters from complaint to trial, he also has experience representing clients on appeal to the Federal Circuit. Nick’s 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.
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 Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois