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Nicholas S. McDonald

Patent Agent

What you should know about me:

As a patent agent with a background in mechanical engineering, I bring a thorough knowledge of energy generation technologies, including industrial gas power and renewables, when drafting and prosecuting applications in the mechanical arts. I enjoy forming relationships with clients and learning about their technologies, so that I can help them accomplish their goals.

  • Known as a high-energy problem solver
  • Enjoys reliving the glory days when he could kick flip on a skateboard
  • Conducted undergraduate research related to reducing radiative heat transfer within a gas turbine power nozzle

Nicholas’ Experience

During his undergraduate studies, Nicholas gained valuable industry experience through various engineering cooperative education programs with both GE Power and GE Renewable Energy in Greenville, SC. Nicholas is thrilled to continue gaining IP experience in his role at D&M while he pursues a Juris Doctorate.

As a D&M patent agent, he drafts and prosecutes patent applications in the mechanical arts. He also interfaces with international law firms to manage and direct prosecution of patent applications across the world.


Nicholas focuses on the following sectors:

Background & Credentials


  • Clemson University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2017)
  • Charleston School of Law (J.D. Candidate, expected May 2024)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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