Nicholas Caiafa is an intellectual property associate focused on patent and trademark law. He is skilled at preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications and has experience in mechanical, chemical and electrical technologies, including medical devices, automobile components, farming equipment, lithium-ion batteries, consumer products, flexographic printing and electrical systems. Nick leverages his extensive hands-on product development experience to analyze an invention and develop a patent strategy tailored to a client’s current and future objectives.
Nick is experienced in assessing early-stage technology and routinely counsels new inventors and startup companies as they develop and commercialize a product. He provides opinions on patentability, validity, noninfringement and freedom-to-operate matters and prepares technology licensing agreements.
As a former design engineer at a Fortune 500 company, Nick uniquely understands his clients’ needs from both legal and scientific perspectives.
Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Nick was founder and managing member of an engineering and intellectual property legal practice specializing in patent and trademark law. He also previously served as the in-house patent counsel for physical sciences and engineering at the University of Connecticut and as an intellectual property attorney at multiple Connecticut firms.
- Quinnipiac University (J.D., cum laude, 2017)
- Intellectual Property
- Central Connecticut State University (B.S., 2011)
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- American Bar Association
- Connecticut Bar Association
- The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch, Patent Law (2024-present)
- Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America