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Nicholas Ulen

Patent Attorney

Phone: 952-465-0763  Email:

About Nicholas

Nicholas Ulen is an Associate Attorney at Fogg & Powers. Nick’s practice focuses on patent prosecution at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and intellectual property counseling. Nick works closely with inventors to secure effective patent protection for their inventions and has represented clients in prosecution matters pertaining to a wide variety of the electrical and optical arts.

Nick’s legal career began at Fogg & Powers as a summer associate in 2018, and later as an attorney after becoming licensed in 2019. Before joining the firm, Nick distinguished himself in law school. As a law student he served on the executive board of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and represented his school as a member of the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society. Academically, he earned the top grade in eight of his classes and graduated within the top one percent of his law school class. 

When not practicing law, Nick enjoys a different kind of practice as an amateur musician. He performed as a first violinist for the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra while in college, and as a first violinist for the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra while studying law.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry; Gustavus Adolphus College

  • Juris Doctor, summa cum laude; Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota and Illinois

  • Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member


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