Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
An experienced patent litigator and registered patent attorney, Nathan Johnson devotes his entire practice to patent and intellectual property matters. His recent patent cases have involved technology ranging from banking transaction encryption to mechanical construction of sporting goods articles. Nathan’s experience includes defending clients from coast to coast, in various jurisdictions including several recent and pending cases in California, Delaware, and the plaintiff-favored Eastern District of Texas. As a consequence, he is familiar with procedure and best practices from an array of jurisdictions, and is able to leverage that knowledge to his clients’ advantage, whether in a single-defendant case, or in large multi-defendant proceedings. In addition to his litigation experience, Nathan is a member of the Patent Bar with privileges to prosecute patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His “hands-on” experience as a patent prosecutor provides him invaluable insights into the construction and interpretation of patent claims for the litigant, as well as a ground-up knowledge of where to look for irregularities in the record.
In addition to his active patent litigation practice, Nathan has substantial experience with licensing transactions, both those related to settlement licensing and those in a more commercial context. His practice also includes all related areas of intellectual property, including litigating trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Nathan rounds out his commitment to the field of intellectual property law by serving as an adjunct professor of intellectual property law at the Cumberland School Law at Samford University, teaching courses on “Trademarks and Unfair Competition” and “Copyright.” In addition to training future lawyers, these efforts keep Nathan well versed in both the developing issues of law important to a robust representation, and the current thinking on basic issues in the field.