Nicholas Landau Recognized by USPTO for Pro Bono Patent Protection Work for Inventors and Small Businesses

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Bradley is pleased to announce that Nicholas J. Landau, Ph.D., a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has been awarded a 2018 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Landau was recognized for helping to make the Patent Pro Bono Program available to financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses.

“We join with the USPTO in acknowledging the important work that Nick does to help ensure that investors and small businesses have the means to protect their intellectual property that is so vital to the success of their business,” said Bradley Birmingham Office Managing Partner Dawn Helms Sharff.

Through the Patent Pro Bono Program, inventors and small businesses that meet certain financial thresholds and other criteria are eligible for free legal assistance in preparing and filing a patent application. The program is a nationwide network of independently operated regional programs that match volunteer patent professionals with financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses for the purpose of securing patent protection.

Mr. Landau coordinates the Pro Bono Patent Program for Alabama and Mississippi in cooperation with the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program. To date, more than 2,000 patent professionals, including Mr. Landau, have volunteered their availability, time, and resources to help make the Patent Pro Bono Program a success.

Mr. Landau is among Bradley’s more than 20 licensed patent attorneys who help clients across an array of sectors protect and defend their valuable intellectual property rights. In addition to the Intellectual Property Practice Group, Mr. Landau is a member of Bradley’s Life Sciences Industry Team and Litigation Practice Group. He advises clients in the procurement, protection and litigation of all forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and trade secrets. He is particularly experienced in patent prosecution, having drafted more than 150 patent applications in numerous areas of technology. He has worked with patents in a broad array of technological disciplines and has extensive knowledge in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, medical devices and environmental technology. His clients include individuals, universities, startups, growing businesses, and publicly traded companies.

Mr. Landau also is an adjunct professor at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.