David Nagle


David Nagle is a Registered Patent Attorney who has been with the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group since its inception. He holds an advanced engineering degree, and his technical knowledge consistently allows him to better understand his clients’ business needs and processes.

David has extensive experience prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications covering a wide range of subject matter, including consumer goods, mechanical devices, software and business methods. He also counsels clients on trademark and copyright issues, and he regularly negotiates and prepares licensing agreements and other contracts implicating intellectual property rights.  David is recognized as a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP™), a designation which acknowledges licensing professionals who have demonstrated their experience and proficiency in licensing and the commercialization of intellectual property.

Examples of his recent engagements include:

  • Serves as outside patent counsel to one of the world’s leading restaurant companies, developing appropriate patent strategies to protect new food products, food preparation methods, and related equipment.
  • Developed a comprehensive intellectual property plan that protected a new product line for a leading beverage equipment manufacturer.
  • Assisted a developing lighting company in filing patent applications related to its core technology in more than 30 countries, and subsequently prepared and negotiated distributorship and license agreements for its foreign distributors.

Mr. Nagle’s recent presentations include: regular lecturer, “Professional Issues and Current Topics,” Speed Scientific School at the University of Louisville; “Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks & Venture Capital,” Kentucky Bar Association, 16thAnnual Issues for Corporate House Counsel Seminar, with James Seiffert, April 12, 2006; and panelist, “The Power of Angel Investing,” University of Louisville School of Business, May 26, 2005.

Mr. Nagle serves on the Board of Trustees for WLKY- TV’s Spirit of Louisville Foundation and is a member of Holy Trinity Church. David was named to the 2009 “Forty Under 40” list by Business First of Louisville. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Nagle was an Associate with Wheat, Smith & Beres, which merged into Stites & Harbison in 2000.

Mr. Nagle received a JD, an ME and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville.