Adjunct Law Faculty
Nika Aldrich is an intellectual property litigator at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. Previously, he worked at a very large firm as an IP litigator in New York City. He has represented technology and health care companies in numerous patent disputes involving medical devices, MEMS, computer hardware, computer software, computer algorithms, and pharmaceuticals. Nika has also handled patent disputes for clients in the apparel and food technology industries. In addition to his patent litigation work, Nika represents companies in trademark, copyright, misappropriation, UDRP and “hot news” First Amendment cases in federal and state courts, and before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Before becoming a lawyer, Nika gained hands-on experience working in the digital sciences as a recording industry consultant. He has an extensive background in digital signal processing and other areas of recording arts technology, has published a textbook on digital audio engineering, and has been cited in Forbes and other publications for his work in digital rights management. He previously worked at the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization, where he studied the intersection of the U.N. Millennium Goals with international intellectual property systems.
Previous Courses: Patent Law and Policy - Fall 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
Patent Law and Policy - Fall 2020