Professionals

Practice Areas

Technologies

Honors

  • Academic Scholarship Awards for Quinnipiac University School of Law for three academic years
  • Academic Tuition and Stipend Scholarship Awards, July 2007-November 2009
  • Academic invitation to present research, with travel award, for 25th Int'l Papillomavirus Conferences, Malmo, Sweden, May 2009
  • Academic invitation to present research, with travel award, for 24th Int'l Papillomavirus Conferences, Beijing, China, Nov. 2007
  • Academic Tuition and Stipend Scholarship Awards, July 2003-May 2007
  • Academic invitation to present research, with travel award, for 22nd Int'l Papillomavirus Conference, Vancouver, Canada, Apr.-May 2005

Admissions

  • Connecticut Bar, 2013 
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2013

Education

Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Ph.D., Philosophy, Microbiology, 2009

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, M.S., Science, Microbiology, 2007

State University of New York at Geneseo, B.S. Biology 2003

Teaching Positions

  • Teaching Assistant: Eukaryotic Pathogenesis (graduate school) and Dental Virology (dental school)
  • Teaching Assistant: Medical Microbiology and Medical Immunology (medical school)
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Nicholas Herrel

Associate
Hartford
860-286-2929
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Nicholas Herrel concentrates his practice in domestic and foreign patent preparation, prosecution, and counseling in the life science and chemical arts. Nick regularly prepares freedom-to-operate and patentability searches, analysis, and opinions, as well as drafts patent applications and prosecute domestic and foreign patent applications. Prior to his outside counsel experience, he was in-house Patent Counsel at a Fortune 100 global technology company.

Prior to the start of Nick’s legal career, he performed biomedical research for over 7 years, where he focused on viral and cancer biology. During his scientific career, he has examined viral tropism, performed epidemiological studies examining microbial infections and cancer, and taught undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in numerous areas, including virology, bacteriology, immunology, parasitology, chemistry, biochemistry, and advanced cell biology, and laboratory theory and techniques.

Experience Highlights

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2018-present

Associate, Locke Lord LLP, 2015-2018

Patent Counsel, General Electric Patent Asset Development Center of Excellence (PAD CoE), 2013-2015

Patent Intern, General Electric Patent Asset Development Center of Excellence (PAD CoE), 2012-2013

New Haven Superior Court T.A.C., Connecticut Judiciary Branch, 2013

Publications

Ph.D., Microbiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 2009 Dissertation: The role of Epstein-Barr Virus on HPV-dependent cervical dysplasia in HIV-positive females

L.A. Dwarica and Nicholas R. Herre!, Federal Preemption of Drugs and Devices-Consequences for Injured Patients?,  The Health Lawyer, accepted for publication Aug. 2012.

Nicholas R. Herre!, N. Johnson, J.E. Cameron, C. Cheeks, J. Leigh, and M.E. Hagensee, Development and Validation of a HPV-32 Specific PCR Assay,  Virology Journal, Jun. 27; 2009.

E.F. Dunne, C.M. Nielson, M.E. Hagensee, M.R. Papenfuss, R.B. Harris, Nicholas R. Herre!, J. Gourlie, M. Abrahamsen, L.E. Markowitz, and A.R. Giuliano, HPV16/11, 16, 18 Seroprevalence in Men in Two US Cities, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Nov. 2009.

News

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

Connecticut Bar Association

Community/Civic Involvement

Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Board Member

Hartford Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2018 Light the Night Walk, Corporate Chair

Southern Connecticut  Science and Engineering Fair, Judge, 2014 and 2017 CT