Jonathan’s practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property litigation including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law. His litigation experience includes representation of clients in both federal district courts throughout the country and in investigations before the International Trade Commission. Jonathan handles all facets... see more >
In addition to his extensive litigation work, Jonathan is a registered patent attorney authorized to practice before the U.S. Patent Office. In addition to the prosecution of patent applications spanning a variety of technical fields, Jonathan’s practice before the U.S. Patent Office also includes extensive experience on both sides of post-grant patent proceedings. Jonathan has prepared and defended multiple petitions for inter partes and covered business method review.
Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 2008. After completing his undergraduate program of study, Jonathan received his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan where the focus of his course work centered upon intellectual property law. While at the University of Michigan Law School, Jonathan participated in the Intellectual Property Students Association and the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division.
Jonathan is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He is also the current president of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association. < see less
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J.D., University of Michigan Law School
B.S., Chemistry, University of Michigan, with distinction
State Bar of Michigan
Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, President
Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman attorneys Jonathan D. Nikkila and Rachel A. Smith have been appointed as Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) officers for the 2016-2017 term. Nikkila will serve as President and Smith will serve as Second Vice-President. As President, Nikkila will be responsible for acting as the official...