Nicholas W. Rotz | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Nicholas W. Rotz

Senior Associate Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Rotz Nicholas W

Nicholas W. Rotz
Rotz Nicholas W
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Nick Rotz relies on his engineering background and legal experience to assist clients in planning for and avoiding obstacles related to intellectual property rights. His practice includes patent and antitrust litigation involving chemical, automotive, energy, healthcare, and software technologies.

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

While in college and law school, Nick interned in the chemical industry and worked in-house in the legal department of a Fortune 10 automotive company. After graduation, Nick also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable David J. Porter of the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. From these experiences, Nick gained invaluable insights that help him understand and meet the needs of his clients.

Representative experience

Representing an industrial chemical company in a U.S. District Court litigation involving patents directed to food and beverage can liners.

Representing a global automotive company in litigation across U.S. District Court, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office involving automotive circuitry.

Representing an industrial conglomerate multi-jurisdiction litigation involving wind turbine design and operation.

Representing teeth-whitening entrepreneur pro bono in antitrust litigation involving anticompetitive licensing restrictions.

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 chemical compositions, industrial mechanical systems, and industrial processes for a global aluminum producer.


  • 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