Nicholas Blanton is a licensed patent attorney who has experience handling a broad range of intellectual property matters for domestic and international clients. Nick currently focuses on patent prosecution in the mechanical, electrical, and medical fields. He handles patent applications in a variety of technical fields, including: heating and cooling systems, robotics, avionics, automobiles, materials, fiber-optic communication systems, wireless communication networks, computer electronics, software, and FDA Class 1 medical devices.
Prior to joining Wasserbauer Intellectual Property Law, Nick worked for an IP law firm in New Hampshire. Before that, he worked as a law clerk for the International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Nick worked for five years as a mechanical engineer, designing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for buildings in the commercial, educational, governmental, transportation, and performing arts sectors. Nick helped design the secure floors of the U.S. Embassy, in London England, a new building that opened to the public in 2017. Nick also helped design The REACH, an expansion of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, D.C., which opened in 2019. During his career as an engineer, Nick also taught finite element analysis and computer-aided design as an adjunct professor. As a patent attorney Nick adds value to clients’ intellectual property endeavors by relying on his technical experience to inform his decisions.
- B.S. in aerospace engineering, 2010;
M.S. in mechanical engineering, 2012 – The George Washington University
- J.D., 2019 – Franklin Pierce School of Law at the University of New Hampshire
- Member of the state bar of Missouri
- Registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office