Niky's practice is focused on patent and intellectual property litigation. She has a background in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on power electronics and hybrid electric vehicles and is licensed to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office, all of which give her the expertise necessary to litigate high tech patent disputes. She also has extensive trial and appellate experience that puts her in a unique position to analyze and evaluate intellectual property litigation from inception to termination.
Prior to joining BJC, Niky worked with the Washington State Attorney General's Office. As an Assistant Attorney General, she represented various state agencies in civil proceedings. She litigated numerous trials, represented the state in various motions and hearings, argued cases before the Washington Court of Appeals and represented the state before the Washington Supreme Court. She also mediated, negotiated, and settled contested matters between the state and interested parties in order to reach acceptable resolutions. She has also worked with Seed Intellectual Property Law Group, where she prosecuted patents and assisted in the representation of clients in intellectual property litigation, and Intellectual Ventures, where she analyzed patents for possible litigation, licensure, and infringement.
Niky enjoys the great outdoors, including hiking and kayaking, in addition to reading historical fiction and traveling.
EducationJ.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law, 2007
B.S. Electrical Engineering, two time recipient of the Dean's Honor Award, Texas A&M University, 2003