COJK is pleased to welcome new member Nicholas V. Sherbina to the firm. Nick is a registered patent attorney focusing his practice on patent prosecution and IP counseling on patent, trade secret, and licensing matters. He specializes in various life science technologies, particularly the biotechnology and pharmaceutical arts, including diverse diagnostic and therapeutic areas such as oncology, immunology, infectious disease, molecular diagnostics, gene therapy, and protein therapeutics. His practice includes counseling and opinion work on issues relating to patentability, freedom-to-operate, patent validity, and infringement.
Nick brings over 20 years of patent law experience and 10 years of scientific experience to his practice, assisting clients in developing and protecting their intellectual property assets while navigating and mitigating potential risks. Nick has worked as a scientist and a researcher at several leading U.S. research institutions and as a patent attorney in private practice and as in-house counsel. Nick has a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, a Bachelor of Science in biology from the College of William and Mary, and two years of graduate studies in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Washington.