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Warner Norcross grows Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group

Dr. Nicholas R. Ballor is the newest addition to the Technology & Intellectual Property Practice Group of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

Ballor, who holds a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biophysics from the California Institute of Technology and a bachelor of science summa cum laude in chemical engineering at Michigan Technological University, joins the firm’s TIP group, which provides a wide range of legal services including patent prosecution and portfolio management, IP strategy development, technology and licensing, trademark protection, copyright and related areas. Ballor is a patent specialist and registered patent agent who will practice in the Southfield office.

“We are delighted to welcome Nicholas to our team,” said Linda Paullin-Hebden, executive partner at the Southfield office. “Over the past few years, our TIP group has been among the fastest growing areas in the firm due, in part, to our strength in chemical engineering and related fields. Bringing Nicholas on board deepens our experience and will allow us to serve and grow our client base even more effectively.” 

Ballor previously worked with cutting-edge technologies for a number of industrial, academic and government institutions and has published a series of articles in high-impact scientific journals.
At Michigan Technological University Ballor was distinguished as the institution’s first student to receive the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, and he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow while at California Institute of Technology. He also completed postdoctoral studies at the Joint BioEnergy Institute in Emeryville, California and at Fordham University’s Louis Calder Center in Armonk, N.Y.

 A native of Michigan, Ballor now resides in Royal Oak.