Protecting Innovation from Coast to Coast: Dinsmore Adds Experienced Patent Attorney in Washington D.C.

June, 2024 - Louisville, Kentucky

In a strategic move that will strengthen the capabilities of the Firm’s leading-edge intellectual property practice, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Nate Phares in Washington D.C. As a trusted advisor in client management to some of the nation’s leading patent filers, Nate was drawn to Dinsmore’s intellectual property group members and leadership, finding their approach to growth aligned with his own. In the coming months, he looks forward to helping expand the Firm’s ever-growing IP practice to benefit clients both here and abroad.

With extensive experience in patent preparation and prosecution across a wide range of technologies and jurisdictions, Nate excels in drafting high-quality and resilient patent applications and ensuring that these patent applications are aptly prosecuted in high-stakes environments such as standard-essential technology. His expertise spans telecommunications, in particular relating to wireless communication standards, as well as optical sensors and filters, network testing, networking, software, artificial intelligence and machine learning and heavy equipment. In joining Dinsmore, Nate plans to prioritize talent management and team building, aiming "to attract top talent and create teams that enable both the Firm and its clients to excel."

“Nate is representative of Dinsmore’s commitment to find and hire the absolute best attorneys to perform our clients’ complex technical work,” said intellectual property partner Nick Transier who also manages the Firm’s San Diego office. “In particular, Nate brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the computer software and telecommunications domains, among others, and will be a natural fit for some of our most exciting clients. Based in our D.C. office, Nate is on the USPTO’s doorstep and expands our coast-to-coast IP presence.”

Nate earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, where he served as a staff editor for the Kentucky Law Journal. Before law school, he studied civil engineering at Purdue University. Outside of his law practice, Nate enjoys skiing and cooking, and has spent many hours over the past five years becoming classically trained on the piano.