Nick Hurt is an associate in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences group. He specializes in patent portfolio strategy and management for life sciences and biotechnology companies, as well as IP due diligence, freedom to operate, and patentability analyses to guide technology development and investment.

Mr. Hurt has significant experience building exclusive protection for a wide range of technology in the life sciences industry, including diagnostic assays and devices, recombinant engineering, nucleic acid synthesis, sequencing, and data storage technologies, single molecule detection and monitoring, as well as immunotherapy and antibody engineering technologies. He also specializes in developing technology at the interface of life sciences and data science.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Hurt was an associate and patent agent at Fenwick & West, where he was part of the Life Sciences IP group. Before entering the legal field, he completed his doctoral thesis in single molecule biophysical analysis using a nanopore, and performed research in immunology and infectious diseases studying novel mechanisms of host resistance to tuberculosis at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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J.D., 2016
University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., Biophysical Chemistry, 2010
University of California, Santa Cruz
B.Sc., Biochemistry, 2002
University of Missouri, Columbia
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