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David W. Nagle, Jr.

David W. Nagle, Jr.

David Nagle is a Registered Patent Attorney who has been with the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group since its inception. He holds an advanced engineering degree, and his technical knowledge consistently allows him to better understand his clients' business needs and processes.

David has extensive experience prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications covering a wide range of subject matter, including consumer goods, mechanical devices, software and business methods. He also counsels clients on trademark and copyright issues, and he regularly negotiates and prepares licensing agreements and other contracts implicating intellectual property rights.  David is recognized as a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP™), a designation which acknowledges licensing professionals who have demonstrated their experience and proficiency in licensing and the commercialization of intellectual property.

Recent Assignments

  • Serves as outside patent counsel to one of the world's leading restaurant companies, developing appropriate patent strategies to protect new food products, food preparation methods, and related equipment
  • Developed a comprehensive intellectual property plan that protected a new product line for a leading beverage equipment manufacturer
  • Assisted a developing lighting company in filing patent applications related to its core technology in more than 30 countries, and subsequently prepared and negotiated distributorship and license agreements for its foreign distributors

What Clients Say

David Nagle is the best there is in intellectual property. This guy knows his stuff and gets it done quickly and more effectively than any lawyer I deal with. I cannot recommend him more strongly.
- Best Lawyers in America, Client Comment (2017)
. . . draws praise for his work on patent and trademark issues . . . particularly noted for his patent prosecution expertise, including both domestic and cross-border applications.
- Chambers Commentary (USA), 2016
He takes our innovation and ideas and turns them into patents.
- Chambers USA, 2010

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More Than Stites & Harbison

Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, David was an Associate with Wheat, Smith & Beres, which merged into Stites & Harbison on January 1, 2000. As a mechanical engineering undergraduate, he worked in a generation facility for a major Midwestern utility company. David is an avid sports fan and spends many of his weekends attending college football and basketball games.

Professional Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law (2017-18)

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-18)

Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Intellectual Property (2010-18)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2013-18)

Business First of Louisville, Forty Under 40 (2009)

Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer (2016)

Community Involvement

  • Holy Trinity Church, member

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