Washington University School of Law
(J.D.) – 2009

University of Pennsylvania
(B.Ap.Sc. Computer Science) – 2004


United States Patent and Trademark Office
District of Columbia


American Intellectual Property Law Association
Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court for the Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)


Ted Nissly is a patent attorney with a background in Computer Science. Ted focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in various fields, including automotive technologies, computer hardware and software, material science, semiconductors, internet telecommunications, signal processing, e-commerce, liquid crystal displays (LCDs), light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and telecommunications.  He also has extensive experience with post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, particularly inter partes review (IPR) proceedings.

Prior to joining Harrity & Harrity, Ted was a litigation associate at Fried Frank, where he counseled numerous clients in the technology sphere.

He was also a technical analyst for CGI, an information technology and business processes firm. While at CGI, he developed and designed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for the governments of New York City and Ocean County, New Jersey.


Author, “Case Summary of Natural Alternatives v. Andrei Iancu,” Harrity Blog (October 2018).

Author, “Apple v. Samsung – The Federal Circuit Punts to the District Court to Determine the Test for Design Patent Damages,” IP Litigator (April 2017).

Author, “Four Lessons Learned from Post-Grant Proceedings in 2016,” Bloomberg BNA: Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (January 2017).

Author, “Intellectual Property Outlook: Cases and Trends to Follow in 2017,” Fried Frank Client Memorandum (January 2017).

Author, “Lexmark Is Much Ado About Nothing — For Now,” Law360 (February 2016).

Author, “Brulotte Rule Upheld Despite Suspect Economic Rationale,” Law360 (June 2015).

Author, “Supreme Court’s Commil Decision Offers Both Good and Bad News for Patent Holders,” Bloomberg BNA: Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (January 2015).


Ted Nissly


Phone: 571-432-0800