Nic Marais is an associate on Alston & Bird’s Intellectual Property Litigation Team. He focuses his practice on complex patent litigation before U.S. District Courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the Federal Circuit. Recently, Nic served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Kara F. Stoll of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Nic received his J.D., with high honors, from the Emory University School of Law, where he served as the articles editor of the Emory International Law Review and president of the Intellectual Property Law Society, participated in the interdisciplinary TI:GER program, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and was awarded the ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property. Nic also served as an extern for the Hon. Frank M. Hull of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, a Fortune 100 company, and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts. Before law school, Nic completed his master’s and undergraduate degrees in bioengineering at Clemson University.