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Nicholas W. Rotz

Washington, D.C.

Nicholas W. Rotz

Nick Rotz relies on his background and experience to assist clients in planning for and avoiding obstacles related to intellectual property rights. His practice includes patent litigation involving industrial chemical products as well as patents in the wireless and software fields.

Nick also has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications and counseling clients on intellectual property issues, such as providing freedom to operate opinions.

Nick graduated with a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and has a degree in chemical engineering from West Virginia University. While in college and law school, he interned in the chemical industry and for a Fortune 10 company in the automotive industry. From these experiences, Nick gained invaluable insights that help him understand and meet the needs of his clients.

Representative experience

U.S. District Court litigation for industrial chemical company involving patents covering food and beverage can liners.

Preparing and prosecuting patent applications directed to novel chemical compositions and mechanical industrial devices and systems in the Energy Industry for a U.S. oil and gas company.

Preparing and prosecuting patent applications directed to industrial mechanical systems and processes for a major aluminum producer.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2016
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University, 2013

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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