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Nicholas (Nick) Transier

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in San Diego, CA

Patterson + Sheridan LLP
12555 High Bluff Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 619-400-4464
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed in California Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property
Attorney Profile

Nick Transier is a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and works primarily out of the firm's law office in San Diego, California. A top-rated patent attorney with more than 10 years of legal experience, Mr. Transier provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout his region who have needs involving intellectual property law, transactions, and litigation.

Formerly a systems engineer for two major defense contractors, Mr. Transier has worked on a number of classified projects, and he has a unique ability to focus on the details while maintaining an eye on the bigger picture. He has a natural penchant for managing and coordinating different processes and disciplines in order to achieve a common goal. These skills work well for him as he addresses his clients’ needs and endeavors to devise creative and effective strategies to help them achieve their objectives.

In addition, Mr. Transier assists his clients in building their patent portfolios, and he provides unmatched advocacy on their behalf when prosecuting or defending intellectual property infringements and other disputes. A highly versatile attorney, he has worked with clients in a wide range of industries, including consumer electronics, medical devices, computer software, display technologies and more.

At all turns, Mr. Transier seeks to establish strong, long-standing relationships with his clients, and he is able to develop a rapport with many of those he serves because of his extensive technological experience, which helps him to better understand their points of view and communicate with them more effectively.

Mr. Transier earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in systems engineering from the University of Virginia in 2002 and 2003, respectively. Upon deciding to pursue his legal career, he then attended the University of Texas School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2009. He is admitted to practice before all California state courts as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and he has earned honors as a Leading Patent Professional from IAM Patent 1000.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Intellectual Property
Focus Areas

Patents, Intellectual Property Law

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

About Nicholas (Nick) Transier

First Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.dinsmore.com/nicholas-transier/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Stand Down - Veterans Village of San Diego - Pro Bono Attorney Advisor to veterans

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Educational Background

  • B.S. Systems Engineering from University of Virginia, 2002
  • M.S. Systems Engineering from University of Virginia, 2003

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Registered Patent Attorney, 2011
  • Completed Stanford online certification course in Machine Learning. , 2020

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Represented Qualcomm in a $1 billion dispute over key GPS technology and won a $12.4 million award for Qualcomm., 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaking to established patent attorney Nick Transier, we explore why there has been a boom in AI and the special considerations behind AI patents. He shares how the U.S. is at risk of falling behind China in relation to AI development and innovation, mainly due to the legal constraints at hand., Author, Is IP Law Ready for AI?, Lawyer Monthly Magazine, Intellectual Property, 2021
  • Article regarding the emergence of artificial intelligence and uncertainty of the patentability framework for protecting such innovations., Author, Smart Strategies for Protecting AI-Based Inventions, New Jersey Law Journal, Intellectual Property, 2018
  • Article considering patentability of artificial intelligence-based inventions. , Author, Protecting AI-Based Inventions Despite Recent Legal Hurdles, Patterson + Sheridan LLP, Intellectual Property, 2018
  • Article regarding the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's routine failure to follow its own Section 101 eligibility analysis guidance. , Author, A House Divided: Is the PTAB Ignoring the USPTO’s Section 101 Guidance?, IPWatchdog, Intellectual Property, 2020
  • Article regarding intellectual property approaches for subject matter affected by recent uncertainty in patent subject matter eligibility law. , Author, Any port in a storm: Why patent subject matter eligibility has innovators thinking about trade secrets., Los Angeles Daily Journal, Intellectual Property, 2019
  • Article considering implications of AI and the California Consumer Privacy Act, Author, AI and the California Consumer Privacy Act: Friends or foes, Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals, Intellectual Property, 2019
  • Abstract: An all-out war is being waged against patent trolls in every corner of the government. But why? To answer that question, this note considers a wide range of laws, rules, decisions, and other measures being offered up as a solution to the “troll problem.” In doing so, this note seeks to identify the potential issues with various proposed “solutions,” including their impact not only on patent trolls, but also, arguably more importantly, on the patent system as a whole. Finally, this note concludes with a set of recommendations meant to combat the most insidious patent trolling tactics, while protecting the integrity of the patent system and the value of individual patent rights. 7 Hastings Sci. & Tech. L.J. 215, Author, Trolling for an NPE Solution, Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal, 2015
  • Review and observations regarding the recent Supreme Court opinion in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank International., Author, Alice explained – US Supreme Court Decision on Computer-Implemented Inventions, EIP, 2014
  • Review and observations regarding the recent Supreme Court opinion in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank International., Author, Curiouser and Curiouser? More details on Alice v CLS Bank decision of SCOTUS, IPKat, 2014
  • Article exploring use of new digital technologies (e.g. tablets) in law practice., Autho, Making the Case for a Tablet, San Diego Lawyer, 2011
  • Article regarding emerging procedures in E.D. Texas for dealing with nuisance value lawsuits., Author, New E.D. Texas Procedures for 'Nuisance Value Patent Litigation, Federal Bar Association, 2011

Honors/Awards

  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the sixth edition of IAM’s market-leading guide that identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions, as well as expert witnesses in the United States., IAM 1000 Leading Patent Professional, IAM, 2022
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the fifth edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s market-leading guide that identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions., IAM Patent 1000 - Leading Patent Professional, IAM, 2021
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the fifth edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s market-leading guide that identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions., IAM Patent 1000 - Leading Patent Professional, IAM, 2020
  • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selection of Super Lawyers is limited to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys within a particular state.  https://profiles.superlawyers.com/california/san-diego/lawyer/nicholas-transier/, San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the fifth edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s market-leading guide that identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions., IAM Patent 1000 - Leading Patent Professional, IAM, 2019
  • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selection of Super Lawyers is limited to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys within a particular state.  https://profiles.superlawyers.com/california/san-diego/lawyer/nicholas-transier/, San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the fifth edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s market-leading guide that identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions., IAM Patent 1000 - Leading Patent Professional, IAM, 2018
  • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selection of Super Lawyers is limited to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys within a particular state.  https://profiles.superlawyers.com/california/san-diego/lawyer/nicholas-transier/, San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the fifth edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s market-leading guide that identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions., IAM Patent 1000 - Leading Patent Professional, IAM, 2017
  • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selection of Super Lawyers is limited to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys within a particular state.  https://profiles.superlawyers.com/california/san-diego/lawyer/nicholas-transier/, San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the fifth edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s market-leading guide that identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions., IAM Patent 1000 - Leading Patent Professional, IAM, 2016
  • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selection of Super Lawyers is limited to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys within a particular state.  https://profiles.superlawyers.com/california/san-diego/lawyer/nicholas-transier/, San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016

Industry Groups

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Automotive
  • Crypto
  • Fintech
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
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Office Location for Nicholas (Nick) Transier

12555 High Bluff Drive
Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92130

Phone: 619-400-4464

Last Updated: 6/28/2022

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