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Nicholas M. Zovko

Nicholas M. Zovko is a partner in our Orange County office.

Mr. Zovko represents clients in various industries in intellectual property disputes, with a focus on patent litigation.  Mr. Zovko also has experience litigating cases involving trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, unfair competition claims, and false advertising claims.  In addition, Mr. Zovko is a registered patent attorney and has experience before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office prosecuting patents in a variety of technical areas, and representing clients in contested proceedings such as inter partes review.

Mr. Zovko has participated in several pro bono activities.  For example, Mr. Zovko participated in the Trial Attorney Partnership program with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office where he successfully handled multiple jury trials.  Mr. Zovko has also served as an attorney volunteer for the Public Law Center of Orange County and the Pro Bono Civil Rights Panel of the Central District of California.

Mr. Zovko has a mechanical engineering degree and worked as an engineer before law school.  During law school, Mr. Zovko served on the Board of Editors of the McGeorge Law Review.  Mr. Zovko graduated law school with great distinction and is a member of the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Zovko was a summer associate with the firm in 2004.  He joined the firm as an associate in 2005 and became a partner in 2011.

University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, Law Review, Anthony M. Kennedy Fellow
University of Washington (UW), B.S., Mechanical Engineering
State Bar of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court – Central District of California
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
U.S. District Court – Southern District of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Consumer Products & Services

Sporting Goods & Recreation

Medical Devices & Procedures



Prosthetics & Orthotics



Transportation & Vehicles

Automotive Transportation & Powersports

Transportation Equipment

Infringement Risk 
Inter Partes Review (IPR)
IP Strategy
Patent Litigation
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Litigation
Tech Transactions
Trade Secret
Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Litigation
Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Litigation
Trade Secret Protection Advice, Counseling, Employee & Nondisclosure Agreements
Trademark & Brand Protection
Trademark and Brand Protection Litigation
Trademark and Brand Protection Litigation
Trademark Enforcement
Unfair Competition Litigation
Unfair Competition Litigation

American Bar Association

Association of Business Trial Lawyers – Orange County

Federal Bar Association – Central District of California

Orange County Bar Association

State Bar of California – Intellectual Property Law Section

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