Nathan Curtis is of counsel in the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He practices in the firm’s Litigation Department in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Nathan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Nathan has litigated numerous complex intellectual property cases in a wide range of technological fields, including computer architecture, telecommunications networking, 802.11 WLAN standards, medical devices, audio compression technology, semiconductors, and steel manufacturing. He also has experience in Lanham Act litigation and complex commercial litigation. In addition to litigation, Nathan has worked on several patent review proceedings at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, including both inter partes review and reexamination proceedings.
In addition, Nathan represents a disabled veteran before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on a pro bono basis in a claim for service-connected disability benefits.
Nathan earned his Juris Doctor summa cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. While attending law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Brigham Young University Law Review and published multiple articles in the Law Review. Prior to law school, he graduated magna cum laude and received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, with minors in Mathematics and Spanish, from Brigham Young University. Nathan has received several notable awards. During law school, he was the recipient of the J. Reuben Clark Award for exemplifying academic excellence, integrity, high ethical standards, and service. He was also elected to the Order of the Coif. Following law school, he was recognized for obtaining the second highest score on the July 2011 Texas Bar Exam.
Nathan is admitted to the bars of the State of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Brigham Young University - 2011 Juris Doctor
Brigham Young University - 2008 Bachelor of Science