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Chris Nichols

Of Counsel

301 Main Street
Suite 1400
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Chris Nichols is an intellectual property and registered U.S. patent attorney based in the firm's Baton Rouge office. Chris is a former patent examiner with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Chris has experience in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, trademark clearance and prosecution, IP-related litigation and due diligence, contract negotiation/review, and client counseling. Chris has experience in a wide range of technologies including polymers, coatings, lithium and bromine chemistry, oil and gas technologies, mechanical arts, computer-implemented arts, and medical devices. Prior to practicing law, Chris was a registered professional engineer with a major engineering and construction company, leading and managing process design projects for oil refineries, gas processing facilities, and chemical plants.

Representative Experience

  • Preparation and Prosecution of Patent Applications
  • Patent Infringement and Validity Studies
  • Preparation and Prosecution of Trademark Applications
  • Drafting Intellectual Property Assignment and Licensing Agreements


  • J.D., Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 2007
  • B.C.L., Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 2007
  • B.S., Louisiana State University, 2002

Bar Admissions

Louisiana, Texas