Santiago Velez is an associate in Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department. Start-up and multinational corporations rely on Santiago’s broad experience in a variety of intellectual property and technology-related legal matters to obtain sophisticated and well-rounded counseling. Drawing on his legal background, and his deep and diverse 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 for their technology-related legal challenges. Santiago has a proven track record for working with clients on diverse intellectual property matters and technology transactions. He counsels and represents clients with invention mining, preparation and prosecution of patents, global patent portfolio management, patent litigation, patent opinions, pre-litigation analyses, IP and technology licenses, litigation settlements, IP and commercial terms and related due diligence in M&A transactions, terms of service and use, privacy policies, non-disclosure agreements, manufacturing and services agreements, strategic partnerships and joint ventures, product labeling regulations, open source, and various other technology, trademark and copyright matters.
Santiago’s work spans a variety of technologies including internet of things (IoT), big data, cloud computing, mobile devices and applications, software, financial technology, communication protocols, networks, e-commerce, three dimensional (3D) printing, wearables, transportation, medical devices, and healthcare, among others.
Prior to joining Nutter, Santiago was an IP associate at a Boston general practice law firm and at the California office of a national intellectual property boutique firm, where he represented clients in all aspects of intellectual property and technology-related legal matters, with an emphasis on the fields of computer hardware, software and electronics, including 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.
Nutter represented CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR), a leading provider of valves and other highly engineered products for markets including oil & gas, power generation and aerospace & defense, when CIRCOR announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Critical Flow Solutions (CFS) for $210 million.
News & Insights
- IP Law Bulletin, 01.24.2018
- IP Law Bulletin, 10.23.2017
- 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.