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A registered patent attorney, Nicolo Davidson helps clients ranging from research institutions to individual inventors protect their intellectual property assets and bring new products and technologies to the marketplace. Nicolo has prepared and prosecuted U.S. and international patent applications in a wide range of disciplines, including chemical, small molecule, polymer, pharmaceutical, biotechnological, and mechanical arts. Nicolo also evaluates the patentability of new products and processes and prepares Freedom to Operate opinions for clients embarking on new product development and marketing efforts, and provides counsel on patent validity and patent infringement matters. Additionally, Nicolo advises clients on protecting their IP rights with trademarks and copyrights.

With a technical background in chemical engineering and life science, Nicolo views his intellectual property practice as the intersection of innovation and commerce. Nicolo uses a straight-forward approach to keep his clients informed throughout the patent process, and he enjoys being able to help individuals, businesses and research institutions safely and efficiently bring their ideas and products to the marketplace.


Languages spoken: English, Italian, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 35%
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
  3. Patent Infringement: 15%
  4. Trademark Infringement: 15%
  5. Trademark Application: 15%



Hourly ($240-280/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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  • Jeffrey K. Traylor

    Nicolo is an excellent attorney, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend any potential client to him for an intellectual property matter. He is ethical, knowledgeable, and a credit to the profession.


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Contact info

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

Nashville City Center
511 Union Street, Suite 2700
Nashville, TN, 37219


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Patent and Trademark AttorneyWaller Lansden Dortch & Davis2015 - Present
AttorneyStites & Harbison, PLLC2011 - 2015
Summer AssociateWaddey & Patterson2009 - 2009
InternLewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nashville Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Association of University Technology ManagersMember2011 - Present
Tennessee Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Patent PortfolioN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Johns Hopkins UniversityBiotechnologyMS - Master of Science2016
Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of Washington -SeattleChemical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
I3 Day - Investing in InnovationCaution "Yellow Flag" - Recent Changes to Patent Law2014
Belmont University College of Law American Inn of CourtPatent Trolling2014
I3 Day - Investing in InnovationBundling Your IP2013
Belmont University College of Law American Inn of CourtPatents - Protection of the "Bright Idea"2012