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Nicholas J. Angelocci

Mr. Angelocci focuses his practice on intellectual property law, primarily in patent law, helping his clients obtain valid and enforceable patents to protect their investment in innovation. He uses his background in mechanical engineering to assist clients in a variety of fields, including the automotive industry. The majority of his practice focuses on mechanical products, systems, and processes.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Angelocci worked as an engineer in the aerospace industry, focusing on designing satellite structures. His first hand design experience prepared him to understand the complex design issues facing today’s inventors, and the need to innovate and adapt throughout the life cycle of a new design or an improvement on an existing design.

Mr. Angelocci has experience working with clients of all sizes, from international corporations to independent inventors. He understands that the needs of one client may be different than another, and he works with his clients to determine the best course of action for each individual case. Evaluating a new invention and determining the scope of patent protection is unique to each case, and he takes pride in obtaining the appropriate legal protection for his clients’ innovations.

Education & Credentials


DePaul University College of Law

J.D., 2008
  • summa cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Scandaglia & Ryan Intellectual Property Legal Writing Award
  • CALI Awards: Advanced Patent Law; Legal Analysis, Research, and Communication

The University of Michigan

B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, 2001
  • magna cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Michigan

Prominent Assignments

Patent application preparation and prosecution worldwide, including significant experience in various technologies, including the following:

  • Automotive systems including brake systems, passive safety systems, and active safety systems
  • Medical devices, including minimally invasive surgery systems, stents, catheters, and delivery devices
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Consumer products
  • Patentability searches and opinions
  • Freedom to operate opinions
  • Patent validity opinions
  • Patent infringement opinions
  • Ex Parte Reexamination proceedings
  • Patent litigation support, such as developing invalidity and non-infringement positions

  • Intellectual property portfolio management

Professional Involvement

  • Registered Patent Practitioner (USPTO)
  • State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

  • Consultant Corridor – Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship

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