Nicholas B. Trenkle

Nicholas Trenkle is an attorney in Alexandria where he is a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. He is a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney.

Mr. Trenkle's experience includes preparing and prosecuting U.S. patent applications, counseling clients on patent infringement, validity, freedom-to-operate, and licensing issues, collaborating with foreign counsel to achieve client-desired outcomes regarding foreign patent applications, and providing research and counseling concerning matters related to intellectual property litigation.

Mr. Trenkle’s patent law experience has involved a broad range of technological arts, including data storage systems and networks, database management systems, distributed computing systems, information security, web services, computer networking, parallel processing, telecommunications, computer telephony applications, data and image analysis, signal processing, embedded systems, electronic circuit design and diagnostics, computer architecture, software architecture, software development, operating systems, dynamic compilation, collaborative software, voice recognition software, graphical user interfaces, optics- and laser-based devices, electrical cabling, power distribution systems, oxygen concentration devices, vehicle control systems, vehicle safety systems, internal combustion engines, fluid mechanics, and exhaust treatment devices. He also has programming experience in C, C++, SQL, HTML, Verilog, VHDL, MATLAB, and various assembly languages.

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
United States Patent and Trademark Office
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
Institute of Electrical And Electronics Engineers
More Than Stites & Harbison

Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Mr. Trenkle was an Associate for two years with Cantor Colburn LLP, where he also worked as a Law Clerk. He has also worked as a Judicial Intern for a federal district court judge and a Legal Intern for a production company and distributor of media programming.

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In an unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l., finding that the patent claims at issue were invalid as being directed to patent ineligible subject...
by Jeffrey A. Haeberlin, Nicholas B. Trenkle, and Stephen J. Weyer June 20, 2014
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Patent Claims More Vulnerable to Invalidity Attacks After Supreme Court

On the Same Day, to Study Ways of Improving Patent Claim Clarity, the USPTO Launches Glossary Pilot Program Offering Expedited Processing for Software Patent Applications While claims are recognized as being the most important...
by Nicholas B. Trenkle June 04, 2014