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The Right Way to Calculate Due Dates in Europe and China
If you are docketing in China or Europe, you may notice that calculated due dates don’t match the dates given by your foreign associate. This program will explain why and the proper way to calculate due dates in these countries.
Using Analytics as a Patent Annuity Decision Tool
Join us as our panel discusses best practices for the annuity payment decision process and how patent analytics can help assist annuity decision makers in making the best decisions possible.
IP Punch List for Software Companies
The Software field is a dynamic growing area. This webinar will focus on the challenges that software companies face in protecting their innovations both in the US and in other important jurisdictions.
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Schwegman is teaming up with WIPO to host an all-day complimentary "Advanced PCT Training" seminar that will provide insights to practitioners on amendments and recent developments to the PCT rules, developing a strategy for international filings and procedural safeguards.
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Nicholas P. Lanzatella is a registered patent attorney practicing intellectual property law with an emphasis on chemical engineering, materials science, and organic chemistry.  His areas of expertise include adhesives and resins, agricultural chemistry, chemical processing, cosmetics, drug delivery systems, energy technologies (e.g., batteries, fuel cells, biofuels, solar energy, petroleum extraction and refining), films and membranes, food chemistry, medical devices, materials science, nanotechnology, silicon chemistry, paints, plastics, polymer science, protective coatings, and soaps.

Nicholas received his B.S. in chemical engineering (2000) and his M.S. in organic chemistry (2002) from the University of Minnesota, his law degree (J.D., 2005) from William Mitchell College of Law, and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry (2009) from the University of Minnesota with Prof. Wayland E. Noland. After receiving his Ph.D., he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota before joining the firm. Dr. Lanzatella is an author of several peer reviewed scientific publications, and his professional association memberships include the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA). He is licensed to practice in Minnesota.

In his free time Nicholas enjoys spending time with his three children, playing piano, running, biking, hiking, reading, crossword puzzles, and juggling.


William Mitchell College of Law
St. Paul, MN, J.D.

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, Ph.D., M.S.
Major: Organic Chemistry

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, B.S.
Major: Chemical Engineering

Bar Admissions / Associations
Bar Admissions / Associations
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

American Bar Association
Minnesota Bar Association
American Chemical Society
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
Representative Patents
Representative Patents
U.S. Patent No. 9,023,964

Conjugated Polymer And Semiconductor Devices Including The Same

U.S. Patent No. 9,011,805

Carbon Nanocomposite Sorbent And Methods Of Using The Same For Separation Of One Or More Materials From A Gas Stream

U.S. Patent No. 9,012,584

Organoboronate Nanoparticles And Methods Of Using The Same

U.S. Patent No. 8,445,577

Amphiphilic Multi-Arm Copolymers And Nanomaterials Derived Therefrom 

U.S. Patent No. 8,569,149

Method Of Treating A Semiconductor Device