Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC is excited to welcome Nicole J. O’Hara to our Intellectual Property group.  Nicole concentrates her practice in intellectual property, business transactions, and portfolio management, working with companies to develop, protect, and monetize their innovation and creativity, and counseling clients on issues involving the internet, privacy, and cybersecurity.

Representing clients of all sizes across most major industry sectors, Nicole assists clients in negotiating multi-party technology and intellectual property (IP) transactions, including acquisitions and collaborations, service and subscription agreements, software and platform-as-a-service agreements, domain name registration, and monitoring and hosting agreements, and has prepared and negotiated agreements to memorialize deal terms among rights-holders. Additionally, she has prosecuted patent, service and trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, routinely advising on and resolving trademark, copyright and patent-related issues, including questions of patentability, commercial viability, and freedom to operate.

Nicole graduated from Rutgers University – New Brunswick, with a B.S. in Biochemistry, and continued her education at Rutgers School of Law-Camden, receiving her Juris Doctor in 2010. Nicole is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Nicole is an active member of the IP Section and Women Lawyers’ Division of the Bucks County Bar Association, and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Trademarks & Internet Committee of the American Bar Association, IP Section; Membership Director of the IP Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association; and Co-Chair of the Communications Committee of the PBA Women-in-the-Profession Section. Outside of the legal community, Nicole volunteers with various local civic organizations and sits on the Board of Directors for LifePath, Inc., a non-profit organization in Bethlehem serving individuals with disabilities and their families.