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B.S., chemical engineering, Clarkson University 

J.D., cum laude, Franklin Pierce Law Center (now University of New Hampshire School of Law)

Nathaniel focuses his practice on patent law, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, due diligence matters, and opinion work. Nathaniel also frequently advises clients on intellectual property strategy issues. He has supported patent portfolio development for entities ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to universities and startups. His areas of experience include ion implantation systems and other semiconductor capital equipment; optical and imaging systems; robotic and conveyor systems; silicon wafer production; metal alloys; microfluidics; superconductors; nanomaterials; touch screen technology; and manufacturing processes for semiconductors, LEDs, and solar cells.

He also has experience helping European companies expand into the United States, handling general corporate and complex intellectual property matters. Specifically, Nathaniel has helped companies in Belgium, France, and the Czech Republic grow their U.S. businesses or develop their global patent portfolios.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Nathaniel spent more than five years as in-house intellectual property counsel at a semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer in Massachusetts. While there, his responsibilities included patent preparation and prosecution, patent and trademark portfolio management, reexamination, due diligence matters, negotiating license agreements, managing government contracts, and opinion work. Nathaniel also worked on a patent infringement lawsuit and handled aspects of a multibillion-dollar acquisition.


At Franklin Pierce Law Center, Nathaniel was lead articles editor for IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review and competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. He also won the New Hampshire Bar Journal Editor's Award in 2007.



Professional Associations

  • Co-Chair of the Law School Outreach Program Subcommittee, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County

Community & Pro Bono

  • Shakespeare in Delaware Park board of directors