Nicholas S. Whitelaw received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1988 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, during which time he took a co-op assignment in 1987 at Allied Automotive, Bendix Friction Materials Division. Mr. Whitelaw became a Patent Examiner in the United States Patent Office in 1988 and remained in that position until taking a law clerk position at a Washington, D.C. area law firm in 1992. Mr. Whitelaw joined The Law Office of Everett G. Diederiks, Jr., now Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC, in 1996 where he has established himself as an important source of technical and legal expertise, while concentrating on conducting patentability, infringement and validity searches and preparing U.S. based patent applications.
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1993 Connecticut State Bar, 1995 District of Columbia Bar, 1996 United States District Court – District of Columbia, 2004 United States District Court – Connecticut, 2006 Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2006
Connecticut Bar Association District of Columbia Bar Association American Bar Association American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1988 B.S. Mechanical Engineering
George Mason University School of Law, 1994 Patent Specialty Degree