University of Kentucky College of Law
(J.D.) – 2014
(B.S. Civil Engineering) – 2011
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
IPO Corporate IP Management Committee Member
Nathan Phares is a patent attorney who specializes in patent preparation and prosecution. He has prepared over one hundred patent applications in a wide range of technical fields, including computer software, telecommunications, Internet and e-commerce, networking devices and operating systems, optical communications, and electronic consumer products. He also has experience with claim charting and portfolio analysis. He has particular expertise regarding software patentability in light of Alice, and has presented on panels regarding software patent prosecution practice.
Nathan is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was a staff editor of the Kentucky Law Journal. Prior to attending law school, Nathan attended Purdue University, where his research focused on concrete materials science and testing methods.
Author, “Hologic, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.” (April 2017)
Speaker. “Drafting Software Patents Amidst the Heightened Standard: The Alice v. CLS Bank Aftershock,” The Knowledge Group (Sept. 2016)