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Nicholas M. Markwordt*

Patent Engineer

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


Nicholas is a trained mechanical engineer who assists our attorneys with patent preparation and prosecution tasks. He performs patentability analyses and clearance searches, drafts provisional and non-provisional patent applications, and drafts USPTO office action responses.

Nicholas is experienced with the following technologies:

  • 3D printing
  • Automated machines
  • Electro-mechanics
  • HVAC systems
  • Heat transfer
  • Process control systems
  • Prosthetics
  • Wireless networks

Before joining the firm as a Patent Engineer, Nicholas participated in EDGE, Michael Best’s internship program for talented young engineers and scientists. While earning his degree in Mechanical Engineering, Nicholas served as an intern for an engineering services firm, where he assisted with the design of numerous products and mechanisms. He also worked as a research analyst for a corporate consulting firm that specialized in breakthrough technologies, new markets, and investment opportunities.


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