Chad E. Nydegger is both a first-chair litigator and intellectual property prosecution portfolio manager. His litigation experience includes representing clients to assert and defend against claims of patent infringement, trademark infringement, theft of trade secrets, false advertising, unfair competition claims, copyright infringement, and related contractual disputes. He also represents clients in inter partes reviews and trademark oppositions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. On the prosecution side of the practice, his work includes the preparation, filing and prosecution of provisional, design and utility patent applications in the mechanical, software, and nutraceutical arts, and the preparation, filing and prosecution of trademark applications. Mr. Nydegger ensures each client he works with receives the time and attention needed to understand and navigate the specific intellectual property issues confronting him or her and how those issues play into the client’s overall business and IP portfolio goals and strategies.