Nicholas Groombridge is one of the nation’s leading trial lawyers, focusing exclusively on intellectual property litigation.
Over the past 35 years, Nick has been lead counsel in over 150 patent cases in federal district courts, has tried dozens of bench and jury trials, and has successfully argued more than 30 cases in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Nick has litigated patents across a wide range of technical areas, including software, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, wireless networking, consumer electronics, specialty chemicals, automotive parts, financial services and medical devices. He is a frequent speaker on developments in patent law, and has taught courses on patent litigation at both Columbia Law School and NYU School of Law. Clients describe Nick as “an incredibly good trial attorney who takes the time to master every detail of a case and dominates the courtroom with his knowledge of both the law and the facts.”
Nick has received many professional accolades. He is ranked in Chambers Global and Chambers USA as a Band 1 Practitioner for Intellectual Property: Patent. The Legal 500 has described him as “a top-notch patent trial lawyer” and “an excellent strategic adviser,” who has “a unique understanding of the way people think and an ability to get a message across.” He has also been named a “National Litigation Star” for Intellectual Property by Benchmark Litigation, one of the Lawdragon “500 Leading Lawyers in America,” “Outstanding IP Litigator” by Managing Intellectual Property and an expert in patent law in the Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Practitioners and The Best Lawyers in America. He was recognized as one of IAM’s Global Leaders 2022.
Nick earned his LL.B. from the University of London; he is active in several professional societies, including the Federal Circuit Bar Association, of which he is a past president. He is also on the Steering Committee for Working Groups 9 (Patent Damages and Remedies) and 10 (Patent Litigation Best Practices) of the Sedona Conference.
Outside of the courtroom, Nick is the Vice Chair of the Board of Riverkeeper, which protects and restores the Hudson River along its length from its source to the sea.