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Tiffany Nichols

Title: Lecturer
Email Address: tiffany@law.berkeley.edu

Tiffany Nichols is a Litigator in Quinn Emanuel's San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on patent litigation. She has represented clients before federal district courts and the International Trade Commission in the areas of processor design and operation, software, cryptography and encryption, user interfaces, chemical compositions, and electronics, including broadband chipset and flash memory. Additionally, she has experience with post-grant proceedings, including re-examinations and inter partes review proceedings.

Tiffany also has experience in intellectual property portfolio advising, development, and management, including opinion drafting, patent prosecution, and trademark prosecution in the areas of semiconductor devices, telecommunications, signal processing, image processing, electronic banking, business methods, branding and the mechanical arts.

Further, Tiffany is a Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She also devotes her time to pro bono projects. Tiffany has traveled to Colombia, South America, to determine the state of intellectual property and identify potential methods for increasing the usage of the country's intellectual property system. Additionally, she has handled pro bono applications for humanitarian parole for those displaced after the earthquake in Haiti, minor tort-related arbitration matters, the drafting of life-planning documents for senior citizens, and handling a tax-related matter for a nonprofit in San Francisco.

Prior to joining the firm, Tiffany worked as an associate in law firms in Silicon Valley, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Her experience also includes working as a Research Assistant for The RAND Corporation and the National Institutes of Health.

Tiffany is a member of the State Bar of California, the State Bar of Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia Bar.


B.S., University of Virginia (2004)
J.D., University of Virginia, School of Law (2008)

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