Nicole works with clients of all sizes to leverage their intellectual assets through strategic patent portfolio development and management. She prosecutes patent applications domestically and abroad in a wide range of technologies. Nicole also provides litigation support and has experience with trademark clearance and protection.Nicole handles intellectual property issues in a variety of industries, including those relating to chemical process control, water and waste treatment, energy and “green” technologies, specialty materials and coatings, molecular profiling, IT infrastructure, medical devices, and consumer products.She has led parallel reexamination and reissue proceedings, prepared non-infringement and freedom to operate opinions, and has effectively represented clients in appeal proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Some representative matters include:
Education and Prior Experience
Admissions, Memberships, and Acknowledgements
News & Events
April 3, 2013
Sarah M. Gates and Nicole A. Palmer presented at an SBIR/STTR training session offered by the Venture Development Center at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston, MA.
February 7, 2013
"AIA Update: Preparing for the Transition to First-Inventor-to-File," John N. Anastasi, Sarah M. Gates and Nicole A. Palmer, L&A IP Law Advisory.
April 12, 2012
Nicole A. Palmer lectured on post-grant proceedings under the America Invents Act in an Intellectual Property Management class at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, NH.
September 20, 2011
"Provisions of the America Invents Act of 2011 that go into Immediate Effect," John N. Anastasi, Sarah M. Gates, Nicole A. Palmer and Craig R. Smith, L&A IP Law Advisory.
September 12, 2011
"U.S. Patent Reform: America Invents Act Makes Major Changes to Patent Law," John N. Anastasi, Sarah M. Gates, Nicole A. Palmer and Craig R. Smith, L&A IP Law Advisory.
August 1, 2011
University of New Hampshire School of Law Magazine
April 6, 2011
"U.S. Patent Office Implements Optional "Fast Track" Patent Examination," Nicole A. Palmer and Sarah M. Gates, L&A IP Law Advisory.
March 8, 2011
"Senate Passes America Invents Act," Nicole A. Palmer and Sarah M. Gates, L&A IP Law Advisory.
June 30, 2010
"A Green Light for Green Technology," Nicole A. Palmer, L&A IP Law Advisory.