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Nicole J. O’Hara, a member of the firm’s Business Services Group, has specific experience with intellectual property law.  She works with businesses large and small, advancing and managing patent portfolios, drafting patent applications, and resolving trademark, copyright, trade secret, and patent-related issues.  Nicole also negotiates contracts for the commercialization of intellectual property including licenses, confidentiality, material transfer, inter-institutional, service, and research contracts.


Nicole is a registered attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Nicole also boasts experience in employment law including compensation and benefits.  Prior to attending law school, Nicole served as a Human Resources Manager with a large manufacturing company and provides a hands-on perspective to Gross McGinley’s Employment Group.

Earning her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, Nicole has a strong background in science.  She has applied her skills to her intellectual property and patent-related legal practice.

Spanish Proficiency

Areas of Practice



  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Rutgers Camden School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Rutgers University New Brunswick, B.S., 2005
  • Minor in Spanish

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Division, District #6 Representative (New Jersey)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Voting Member of Young Lawyers’ Division Council
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, IP Section Secretary
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County

Community Involvement

  • LifePath Foundation, Board Member
  • Rutgers Alumni of Greater Philadelphia, Board Member
  • St. Luke's Neighborhood Center, Board Member
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce - LGBT Business Council


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