Associate / Twin Cities / 612-766-2018

Nick Stephens

Nick Stephens is an Associate in the Twin Cities office of Fish & Richardson, where his practice focuses on patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, and client counseling.  Mr. Stephens is experienced working with a range of clients – from startups to Fortune 50 companies – to implement intellectual property strategies that meet their specific business objectives.  In the course of his practice, Mr. Stephens has gained substantial experience working across a wide range of software, hardware, mechanical, and medical device technologies, including in the fields of web security design, cloud computing, machine learning, speech recognition, human-machine interfaces, telecommunications, database design, CPAP and respiratory devices, and medical diagnostic equipment.  Mr. Stephens also enjoys working with pro bono clients in both patent and non-patent matters, including immigration work.  Prior to joining the firm, he was a Systems Engineer and intern with Rockwell Collins (2008-2010) and an Engineering Co-op with General Electric (2005-2007).


J.D., University of Iowa College of Law 2012
Contributing Editor, Iowa Law Review
with high distinction, Order of the Coif

B.S., Purdue University 2008
Electrical Engineering
with highest distinction


  • Minnesota 2012


Nicholas W. Stephens, Note, From Forest Group to the America Invents Act: False Patent Marking Comes Full Circle, 97 IOWA L. REV.1003 (2012).


Post-Grant Proceedings:

Google Inc. v. Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC, IPR2017-00559
Google Inc. v. Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC., IPR2017-00537
Google Inc. v. Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC., IPR2017-00536
Google Inc. v. Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC, IPR2017-00530
Google Inc. v. Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC, IPR2017-00529

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