David Nicholson

IAM Research

The Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.

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Prosecution, portfolio management, strategic counselling and post-grant boutique Nicholson De Vos Webster & Elliott has become a fixture in Silicon Valley in a relatively short space of time. The firm was established in 2015 and has since gained a strong following of established market leaders and exciting start-ups, which appreciate its technologically sophisticated, flexible and secure approach to the practice. Setting the standard for a 25-strong professional team is Dan De Vos, who is cited as “one of the best patent attorneys in the whole country” and a model of excellence in advisory work and analysis. He keeps the focus of his team – which engages in extensive original drafting – squarely on patent quality. David Nicholson has had a stellar year in terms of business development and talent acquisition, making him an integral member of the team. His patrons have experienced significant success on the transactional front as a result of his portfolio-building expertise, which is one reason why more of them keep coming. Judith Szepesi has found the outfit to be a natural home; its focus on efficiency aligns with her own desire to deliver value.

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