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Overview
Overview

Nicholas P. Lanzatella is a registered patent attorney whose work involves chemical engineering, materials science, and organic chemistry. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering and an M.S. in organic chemistry from the University of Minnesota. He then earned a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Minnesota. Nicholas explains, “I sought and obtained my Ph.D. after I went to law school and passed the bar. This gave me the unique opportunity to hone my skills in chemistry, laboratory work, and scientific writing with the mindset of an attorney.” After finishing his Ph.D., Nicholas worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota. He then joined Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner.

Nicholas excels at efficiently analyzing complex problems and assessing the best way to move forward. He describes, “I love my job, and every day I enjoy solving the problems presented to me. The joy I feel for my work comes through in my work product in the form of thoroughness in content and organization, deep understanding of the subject matter, and dedication to achieving the best possible result in a timely fashion.”

Nicholas’ experience as a patent attorney includes adhesives and resins, agricultural chemistry, asphalt chemistry, chemical processing, cosmetics, drug delivery systems, energy technologies films and membranes, food chemistry, medical devices, materials science, nanotechnology, silicon chemistry, paints, plastics, polymer science, protective coatings, soaps, and water purification.

“My combined chemistry and engineering background gives me a unique practical engineering perspective on chemical features in inventions, such as chemical or physical properties, or methods of making materials,” Nicholas explains.

He is an author of several peer-reviewed scientific publications. 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).

Outside of the office, Nicholas enjoys spending time with his five children, playing piano, running, biking, hiking, reading, doing crossword puzzles, and juggling.

Education
Education

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
Bar Admissions
Minnesota

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Associations
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