Santiago Velez is an associate in Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department. Start-up and multinational corporations rely on Santiago’s broad experience in patent prosecution, litigation and transactional matters to obtain sophisticated and well-rounded counseling. Drawing on his legal background and his deep understanding of computer and electrical technologies, Santiago is able to understand each client’s particular needs and deliver precise solutions.
Clients ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 companies frequently turn to Santiago to manage and develop strong and valuable U.S. and foreign patent portfolios. He counsels clients regarding patent strategies and portfolio development, including preparing and globally prosecuting patent applications, drafting non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and handling appeals to the U.S. Patent and Trial Appeals Board. Santiago also conducts IP due diligence in the context of acquisitions and investments, and provides counseling in connection with IP licenses and agreements.
Santiago’s work spans a variety of technologies including the Internet of Things, big data, algorithms, databases, mobile devices, graphical user interfaces, computer assisted application design, communication protocols, networks, voice data analysis, social network systems, 3-D modeling, distributed storage, health care data management, diagnostic imaging, signal analysis, medical devices, and medical software.
Prior to joining Nutter, Santiago was an IP associate at a Boston law firm and at the California office of a national intellectual property boutique firm, where he represented clients in all aspects of patent prosecution and litigation in the fields of computer hardware, software and electronics, with a special focus on mobile applications, client/server systems, mobile devices, user interfaces, mobile commerce, networks, cloud computing, CRM systems and data privacy and security.
During law school, he served as a student attorney at the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, where he counseled clients in patent and trademark matters. Before entering law practice, Santiago was a software engineer at IBM, where he developed and tested a variety of Rational Software products.
- CIRCOR International, Inc.
Acquisition of Critical Flow Solutions
News & Insights
- IP Law Bulletin, 06.12.2017
- IP Law Bulletin, 04.03.2017
- USPTO Provides Guidance to Examiners on Recent Federal Circuit Decisions Relating to Patent Eligibility of Software ClaimsIP Law Bulletin, 11.15.2016
Education & Admissions
American University Washington College of Law, J.D.
Wentworth Institute of Technology, B.S., Computer Science, magna cum laude
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Before entering law practice, Santiago was a software engineer at IBM, where he developed and tested a variety of Rational Software products.
Clients ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 companies frequently turn to Santiago to manage and develop strong and valuable U.S. and foreign patent portfolios.