Nicole Candelori is a patent agent in the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Duane Morris. Ms. Candelori assists attorneys with the prosecution of patents, trademarks, and copyright applications. With regard to patent prosecution, she regularly performs prior art searches, writes office action responses, and drafts patent applications for a variety of mechanical, communication, and artificial intelligence technologies. In addition, she has managed and carried out large landscape and freedom to operate searches.
Ms. Candelori also has experience in various aspects of intellectual property litigation, including performing extensive document reviews, preparing invalidity contentions, assisting with expert reports, and writing research memos for attorneys on a variety of litigation topics. She has worked on large patent, trademark, trade secret, and breach of contract litigation matters and assisted attorneys in a number of IPR proceedings.
She is a member of the Technology, Media, and Telecom industry group at Duane Morris and has worked on numerous patent prosecution and litigation matters involving cellular networking and communications technologies, fiber optic network technologies, and medical devices. Regarding other areas of IP in this industry, Ms. Candelori has also prepared copyright applications for e-learning courses.
Ms. Candelori is also a member of the Fashion, Retail, and Consumer Branded Products industry group at Duane Morris, where she is a team lead for the Home Goods & Appliances subgroup. She has worked on several intellectual property matters for clients in this industry. Her experience includes design and utility patent prosecution, trademark litigation, and copyright and trademark enforcement.
In terms of trademark and copyright enforcement, Ms. Candelori regularly tracks and investigates potentially infringing website domains for various clients. She has extensive experience writing cease and desist letters regarding websites that infringe trademarks and copyrights. She has also drafted UDRP complaints against domain names that are used in bad faith.
With regard to trademark prosecution, Ms. Candelori assists attorneys with drafting office action responses and conducts trademark clearance searches for clients prior to filing trademark applications for them.
In her pro bono practice, Ms. Candelori coordinates volunteers for a bi-monthly legal clinic for veterans at the VA Medical Center, as well as a monthly legal clinic specifically for female veterans. Additionally, she has experience working on pro bono patent and copyright matters for low income inventors and authors, respectively.
Ms. Candelori holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia School of Engineering & Applied Science. She is currently a law student in George Washington Law School’s evening program.
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- The George Washington University Law School, 2022
- D. Bruce Sewell and Cynthia Gozigian Sewell Scholarship Recipient
- University of Virginia, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2017
Duane Morris LLP
- Patent Agent, 2018-present
- Technical Advisor, 2017-2018
Student Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Student Member, Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Member, ChIPs Washington D.C. Chapter
Member, Duane Morris Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Co-author, "Protecting Your Brand and Customers During a Pandemic," Duane Morris Fashion, Retail and Consumer Branded Products Blog, May 12, 2020
Co-author, "The Coming EV Revolution," Duane Morris Green IP Blog, February 25, 2019
Co-author, "Federal Circuit Reverses Course, Allows Appeal of Time-Bar Determination," Duane Morris PTAB Practice Blog, March 14, 2018
Co-author, "IP Profile: Solar Panel Mounting Company Sollega, Inc.," Duane Morris Green IP Blog, January 2, 2018
Co-author, "Why Change Wind Corporation Cannot Register Its Helical Turbine as a Trademark," Duane Morris Green IP Blog, December 6, 2017