Nicholas V. Sherbina, owner of the firm, is an experienced patent attorney who has helped clients develop and protect their intellectual property assets as well as navigate IP risks. Licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, his practice is mainly focused on patent prosecution as well as intellectual property counseling in all areas of IP law, including patents, trade secrets, and licensing. Nick specializes in various life science technologies, particularly the biotechnology and pharmaceutical arts, including diverse diagnostic and therapeutic areas such as oncology, immunology, infectious disease, molecular diagnostics, gene therapy, and protein therapeutics. His practice includes counseling and opinion work on issues relating to patentability, freedom-to-operate, patent validity, and infringement. Before starting his own firm in 2011, Nick worked four years in-house as a senior patent attorney for ZymoGenetics, a biotechnology company in Seattle. He also served as intellectual property counsel in Seattle for Emergent Biosolutions. Before going in-house, Nick worked for nearly five years as an associate attorney at the Seattle office of Townsend and Townsend and Crew, LLP, a national intellectual property law firm. Nick earned his law degree at Seattle University School of Law, where he graduated first in his class.