‘Managing IP’ Recognizes Brit Nelson, Wasif Qureshi, and Nate St. Clair as Patent Stars

June 3, 2024 | Attorney News



Managing IP, a global resource for intellectual property news and analysis, has recognized Jackson Walker partners Brit Nelson, Wasif Qureshi, and Nathaniel St. Clair, II as 2024 Patent Stars in Texas and the United States overall.

Each year, a group of impartial judges gathers information about thousands of candidates from firms, clients, interviews, emails, and online surveys. Potential winners are considered and chosen based on their “expertise, workload, market reputation/track record, outcomes achieved for clients, and unique strengths in a given practice area.” Recognition as an IP Star is based on a weighted review of information submitted by firms, publicly available information, and market feedback. More information can be found at IPStars.com.

To explore Jackson Walker’s experience in obtaining, protecting, and litigating intellectual property rights in the U.S. and abroad, visit our Intellectual Property practice page. To view the rankings, view Jackson Walker’s page on IP Stars website.

Meet Brit

Brit Nelson has been practicing intellectual property law across a broad spectrum of transactional and litigation matters for nearly 30 years. Brit assists national and international clients with IP matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, domain names, advertising, and misrepresentations and unfair trade practices under state and federal laws. Brit also helps with due diligence and negotiations in corporate mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions regarding IP rights. His clients benefit not only from over two decades of legal experience but also a prior decade of engineering experience, including as a licensed professional engineer, in the aerospace and metal forging industries.

Wasif QureshiMeet Wasif

Wasif Qureshi practices intellectual property law, with a particular focus on patent litigation. Wasif delivers winning results for his clients, drawing from his engineering background and extensive experience across all phases of litigation. He counsels a diverse range of clients, from startups to Fortune 100 companies. In his nearly 20 years of experience, Wasif has appeared in over 200 district court and International Trade Commission patent infringement suits. He has also successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Wasif’s clients count on him to craft creative and efficient legal strategies that keep business interests in focus.

Nathaniel "Nate" St. Clair IIMeet Nate

Nathaniel St. Clair, II is an IP litigator and counselor focused on patent litigation and patent portfolio licensing and management. Nate’s practice also includes performing infringement and invalidity analyses, patentability studies, risk assessments, and providing general IP counseling, particularly in the electrical and mechanical arts. In 2024, Nate was one of just six attorneys shortlisted for the Litigator of the Year – Texas award by Managing IP. This marks the first year he has been named a “Patent Star.”