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Nathaniel (Nathan) Durrance



Nathan is a counsel with the firm's Patent Litigation practice. He advises clients in all areas of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets.  Nathan is experienced in litigating intellectual property matters in both federal and state courts across the country as well as before federal agencies such as the International Trade Commission (ITC) and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Nathan is also an accomplished patent prosecutor, authoring and securing dozens of patents across many technology fields.  He also has considerable experience in technology transfers, licensing, and market clearances.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Rising Stars of Washington Law," 2012
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Washington’s Super Lawyers," 2013 - 2014

Related Employment

  • Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC, Seattle, WA, Patent Attorney, 2006 - 2011
  • Lyon & Lyon LLP, San Jose, CA, Scientific Advisor / Patent Agent, 2000 - 2001


  • Hon. Marilyn L. Huff, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 2003 - 2004
  • Hon. M. Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2005 - 2006


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, (Boalt Hall), JD, Order of the Coif, 2003
  • Stanford University, M.S., Engineering, cum laude, 2000
  • California Polytechnic State University, B.S., Civil Engineering, cum laude, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Washington