People

Nicole E. Grigg

Associate

San Francisco Office
628.209.4154

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2015
B.S., magna cum laude, Saint Mary’s College of California, 2012

Bar & Court Admissions

California

 

Nicole E. Grigg

Nicole Grigg concentrates her practice on Native American law and policy and environmental issues.

Nicole also is a proud member of the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake and serves on the Scholarship Committee and Election Board for her tribe. Through these roles she has gained experience in tribal governance, policy making, and exposure to tribal law.

Prior to joining Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, Nicole counseled clients on all aspects of intellectual property cases, from pre-litigation risk analysis for patents, trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights, to litigation management from complaint to appeal. Nicole has significant experience in the initial phases of litigation including document collection and review, motion practice, discovery, and damages analyses.

In addition to her litigation experience, Nicole also has experience working on numerous transactional projects, including drafting and negotiating contracts on behalf of software providers, non-profits, and patent and trademark owners.

While in law school, Nicole was the President of the Native American Law Students Association and served as a representative on the American Indian Graduate Program Advisory Committee.

Representative Experience

Prior to joining the Firm, Nicole:

  • Authored numerous complaints, answers, motions, and discovery requests and responses for multiple intellectual property cases involving patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement.
  • Analyzed extensive patent portfolios for invalidity, priority, and infringement issues to assess litigation risk and advise on transactional matters for clients in technology areas such as HEVC (high efficiency video coding), wearable fitness, automotive, mechanical devices, user interfaces, haptics, LEDs, telecommunications, cyber security, and digital advertising.
  • Performed legal research and authored memoranda, articles, and presentations in all areas of intellectual property litigation and litigation generally.
  • Counseled companies on branding and intellectual property strategy including management of worldwide trademark portfolios and enforcement of trademark rights.
  • Managed multiple hazardous waste prosecutions from preliminary investigation and evidence gathering to document review and settlement negotiations.
  • Represented pro bono clients seeking domestic violence restraining orders and relief from eviction proceedings in collaboration with The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County including numerous oral arguments.

Professional and Civic Activities / Awards

  • Member, Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake
  • Young Lawyers Committee, National Native American Bar Association

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Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2015
B.S., magna cum laude, Saint Mary’s College of California, 2012

Bar & Court Admissions

California