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.
Patents, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, and Trademarks – Selecting the Right Protection for Your Intellectual Property Assets
U.S. House of Representatives Continue to Press for Patent Litigation Reform
Intellectual Property 101: What It Means To You
Patents reserved for select set of restaurant innovations
Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks & Venture Capital
The Power of Angel Investing
Fundamentals of Patent Law
Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group, former Co-Chair
Holy Trinity Church, Member
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.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law and Trade Secrets Law (2017-21)
Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year in Patent Law (2021)
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-20)
Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Intellectual Property (2010-20)
Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2013-20)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky (2020)
Business First of Louisville, Forty Under 40 (2009)
Louisville MagazineTop Lawyer (2016)
David Nagle is held in high regard as a "very well-respected patent attorney."
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.
. . . draws praise for his work on patent and trademark issues . . . particularly noted for his patent prosecution expertise, including both domestic and cross-border applications.
He takes our innovation and ideas and turns them into patents.