NOVA IP Law: Intellectual Property and Business Law Firm

NOVA IP Law, PLLC is an intellectual property, business and corporate law firm which assists Northern Virginia clients with business and corporate law issues. We work with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, individual inventors and business start-ups.

NOVA IP Law Offers a Variety of Legal Services
Are you looking for a trademark attorney or patent attorney to register your trademark or company name, patent an invention, or establish a copyright? Are you thinking of opening a franchise business but don't know where to begin? Are you starting a new business and need assistance in setting up an LLC or corporation or raising capital? NOVA IP Law can assist you with these issues, as well as providing business and corporate litigation.

Michael Whitticar, Intellectual Property Attorney, Northern Virginia  

Mike Whitticar
Intellectual Property Lawyer

Mike Whitticar, the founder of NOVA IP Law, has over 29 years of experience in intellectual property and business litigation in state and federal courts throughout Virginia and the U.S.

A Virginia native, Mr. Whitticar graduated from Stanford University and the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Whitticar has represented or advised some of the world’s largest and most successful businesses, including General Electric, Exxon/Mobil, Miller Brewing Company and Canon. He also is experienced in representing individuals, as well as small and medium-sized businesses in Northern Virginia.

Jonathan Brown - NOVA IP Law - Patent Counsel


Jonathan Brown
Patent Counsel

Jonathan Brown is the licensed patent attorney who handles patent applications and patentability search analysis for NOVA IP Law and its clients. Mr. Brown is a United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) registered patent attorney. He served as a Patent Examiner with the PTO, where he examined applications in chemical, electro-chemical and mechanical technologies. Jonathan currently manages his own patent practice, is admitted to practice before the PTO, and is a member of the Georgia Bar, the District of Columbia bar, the American Intellectual Property Association, and other professional organizations. He received his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law (with honors) and served on the Journal of Intellectual Property Law. He has drafted and prosecuted patents in multiple areas, including chemical, mechanical, pharmaceutical, medical devices, and petroleum refining. He has also worked on patent trademark, copyright and other general litigation, and has done intellectual property work for clients such as Bayer, A.G., Merck, Boston Scientific, Verizon, General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, Monsanto, AGA and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

NOVA IP Law's legal services include:
  • Intellectual Property - obtaining and enforcing trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets
  • Business Startups - organizing a new business, naming the business, raising capital
  • Franchises - setting up and registering a new franchise system
  • Business Litigation - including corporation and shareholder litigation, and representation of clients in termination and brand assignment litigation.

Serving Clients in Northern Virginia and Richmond
NOVA IP Law serves clients in Northern Virginia, including Alexandria, Arlington, Annandale, Bristow, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredricksburg, Gainesville, Haymarket, Leesburg, Manassas, Mclean, Reston, Spotsylvania, Sterling, Tysons, Warrenton and Fauquier County, Stafford County, Caroline County, Bowling Green, Harrisonburg, Richmond, Atlee, Chester, Chesterfield, Hanover, Mechanicsville and Short Pump. We accept all major credit cards.

Contact NOVA IP Law
To find out more about NOVA IP Law's legal services, please contact Mike Whitticar at (571) 386-2980 or . We look forward to continuing to provide legal assistance to Northern Virginia’s business community.

NOVA IP Law — big law firm knowledge and experience at small firm prices — for a wide array of legal services.

Contact Info

7420 Heritage Village Plaza
Suite 101
Gainesville, VA 20155

Tel: (571) 386-2980
Fax: (855) 295-0740

Legal Services

NOVA IP Law offers big law firm knowledge and experience at small firm prices for a wide array of legal services, including:

  • Business Litigation
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Applications
  • Patent Licensing
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Applications
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Copyright Applications
  • Copyright Licensing
  • Trade Secret Protection
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Corporations
  • Corporate and Shareholder Litigation
  • LLCs
  • Incorporations
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Franchise Disclosure Documents
    and Registration
  • Distributorship Agreements
  • Distributorship Litigation
  • Electronic Privacy and Monitoring
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Buying or Selling Stock or Assets
  • Buying or Selling a Business