David Nagle is a Registered Patent Attorney who has been with the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group at Stites & Harbison since its inception in 2000. With more than two decades of experience in patent and intellectual property matters and an advanced engineering degree, his knowledge and technical expertise allows him to deftly assist clients in navigating often complex business and legal issues.
David has extensive experience prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications covering a wide range of subject matter, including machines, consumer products, medical devices, and software-implemented innovations. He also routinely counsels clients on trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters, 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
Business Acceptance Committee, Member
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 (2017-24)
Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year in Trade Secrets Law (2023)
Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year in Patent Law (2021)
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-23)
Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Intellectual Property (2010-23)
Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2013-23)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky (2020, 2022-23)
Business First of Louisville, Forty Under 40 (2009)
Louisville Magazine Top 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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 101 of its lawyers are included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2023 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.
Patent attorney David Nagle takes a look at patent protection for inventors in this Stites & Harbison client alert.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 25 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2023 guide.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2023 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 49 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 37 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2022 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.