A. Shane Nichols

Shane Nichols is a partner in Alston & Bird’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. His practice is primarily devoted to patent litigation, but he also handles disputes related to trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition, as well as claims of copyright and trademark infringement. Mr. Nichols has been recognized by Georgia Trend magazine as one of "Georgia's Most Effective Lawyers" in the area of Intellectual Property Law, and has been identified by Law & Politics magazine's "Super Lawyers" survey as a "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Litigation.

Licensed to practice in both Texas and Georgia, Mr. Nichols represents clients in federal district courts throughout the United States, the U.S. International Trade Commission, state courts in Texas and Georgia, and several international courts around the world. Mr. Nichols also is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Nichols received his B.S. in electrical engineering and mathematics from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. from Emory University School of Law. He is the current Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Georgia.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Intellectual Property Litigation, 3) Patent Litigation, 4) ITC Section 337, 5) Trademark & Copyright, 6) Technology and 7) Privacy & IP Transactions
Law School Emory University
Admitted Year 1997
Education Vanderbilt University
Bar Member / Association State Bar of Georgia
Most recent firm Alston & Bird LLP
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