Nicholas Sullivan is an associate who works on and assists in all aspects of Hillyer Legal’s practices. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience providing critical litigation support by conducting legal research, managing discovery, drafting motions, preparing for depositions and participating in trial.
Mr. Sullivan has worked on a wide variety of matters refining his mechanical, medical, electronic and consumer device skills. Mr. Sullivan received the Dean’s Scholarship to attend American University Washington College of Law and graduated with honors. Mr. Sullivan’s expert knowledge, combined with his experience in various law areas, provides clients with a seamless resolution that is both time and cost-effective.
During his time at law school, Mr. Sullivan interned at Unified Patents creating claim charts using knowledge and challenged patents, prior art, and accumulated technical understanding for Inter Partes Review petitions to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He also worked as a Law Clerk for a local mergers and acquisitions firm, drafting key documents required for companies to trade publicly, monitoring client transactions and filing board resolutions with FINRA. Additionally, Mr. Sullivan worked with professors and professionals to reconcile state legislation regarding COVID-19 with the CARES Act to produce legal recommendations and informational resources for struggling small businesses and workers.
Mr. Sullivan’s passion for intellectual property stems from his development of an assistive hygiene device to aid children with orthopaedic disabilities independently perform their morning and evening hygiene routine. He was awarded first place at the Marquette Tech4POD Assistive Technology Design Competition for its design.
Mr. Sullivan is licensed in California and admitted in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. His application to the D.C. Bar is currently pending and is practicing under the supervision of the Washington, D.C. partner.
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude
Marquette University, B.S.
Participated in case brought against competitor in dietary supplement industry that resulted in jury trial and favorable judgment on claims of false advertising and unfair competition. BPI Sports, LLC v. ThermoLife International LLC et al., Case No.: 0:19-cv-60505-RS (S.D. Fla. 2022).
Defended infringement action involving multiple patents in the field of data encryption during credit transactions. Auth Token, LLC v. H.S.T. Systems and Technology, Inc., Case No.: 1:21-cv-23446-MGC (S.D. Fla. 2022).
Brought several successful patent infringement cases against competitors in the matchmaking industry. Trinity Info Media, LLC v. Hornet Networks Limited, Case No.: 2:21-cv-01351-JAK-E (C.D. Cal. 2021) and Trinity Info Media, LLC v. The League App, Inc., Case No.: 2:21-cv-01362-JAK-MRW (C.D. Cal. 2021).
Supreme Court of California
United States District Court for the Central District of California