Nick Saros focuses his practice on complex intellectual property matters, primarily patent infringement and trade secret litigation. He is co-chair of the firm’s Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants practice group. Clients also seek his counsel on patent licensing, trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property and technology-related issues. He has experience representing clients involved in a wide array of technologies, including software, motion control systems, semiconductor technology, medical devices, menu generation applications, lighting control, lens manufacturing, internet content delivery and turbochargers.
In 2016, Mr. Saros was a lead member on the Jenner & Block team that won a $940 million jury verdict based on claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, fraud, and violations of state and federal law involving the client’s leading healthcare software. This Wisconsin federal court verdict is believed to be the largest verdict of any kind in Wisconsin history and one of the largest trade secret verdicts in US history. Mr. Saros and the team received a 2017 California Lawyer “Attorney of the Year” award for the verdict.
Mr. Saros also played a substantial role in a $130 million trade secret settlement in 2016. He also routinely represents Japanese companies in patent infringement and trademark matters in US courts.
Mr. Saros has been recognized as a "Southern California Super Lawyer” each year from 2012 through 2019, and previously as a “Southern California Rising Star” in intellectual property litigation.
Before law school, he earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering and worked as a design engineer on various projects including satellite structures and the B-2 stealth bomber. Mr. Saros is a member of the firm’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice.