Nathan Speed is a trial and appellate lawyer focusing on complex patent litigation and post-grant matters. Nathan has experience litigating cases in federal district courts across the country as well as the United States International Trade Commission, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Nathan’s deep knowledge of the law and ability to learn new technologies quickly has allowed him to assist clients in protecting their most critical inventions, including in the areas of arthroscopic medical devices, data protection and recovery software, 3D printing technologies, computer and graphics processors, and bionic prosthetics.
Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Nathan was a Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation group at WilmerHale. At WilmerHale, Nathan represented clients in a range of industries including the pharmaceutical, semiconductor and telecommunication industries.
From 2009–2010, Nathan left WilmerHale to clerk for the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. While serving as a clerk to Judge Gajarsa, Nathan gained experience in appeals from the federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, the Court of International Trade and the Court of Federal Claims, the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Nathan graduated summa cum laude from law school and received several academic awards including the Dean Award for top student in five courses and the Dr. John Ordronaux Prize, given annually to the graduate exhibiting the greatest ability.
Nathan has been repeatedly named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in the field of intellectual property law and included in The Best Lawyers in America©. He has also been included in the IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists for two consecutive years and is included in the inaugural IAM Strategy 300: Global Leaders guide. Nathan was ranked as the 15th most active attorney representing petitioners before the PTAB in 2020 by Managing IP.
While in law school, Nathan received several academic awards including the Dean Award in five courses and the Dr. John Ordronaux Prize, given annually to the graduate exhibiting the greatest ability, based on grades, coursework, extracurricular activities, and general character and conduct. In addition, he also received the following academic awards: G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar, Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar and Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar.
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