Nick Bortz is a trial attorney and USPTO-registered patent attorney in Ropes & Gray’s intellectual property litigation group. Nick has represented clients on various intellectual property matters including international arbitration and corporate due diligence. His experience includes reviewing corporate intellectual property portfolios; drafting due diligence memos; drafting witness examination questions and outlines; drafting motions, objections, briefs, and oral argument outlines; drafting written discovery requests and responses; preparing witnesses for depositions and hearings; and preparing for trial and oral argument. Nick has also represented pro bono clients on various immigration matters.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Nick worked for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Chemical Test Section as a chemist and breath alcohol toxicologist. As part of his duties at WisDOT, Nick provided expert witness testimony over 50 times in state and federal courts across Wisconsin in the areas of alcohol toxicology and forensic breath alcohol testing instrumentation. While attending University of New Hampshire School of Law, Nick served as managing editor for IDEA: The Law Review of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property.
- JD, cum laude, University of New Hampshire, 2020
- BS (Biology – Biomedical Science), University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, 2011
Admissions / Qualifications
- Massachusetts, 2021
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2021