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Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets

Franchises: Negotiating, Registering and Enforcing


Meet Mike


Mike Whitticar, the founder of NOVA IP Law, has 31 years of experience in intellectual property and business litigation in state, federal and supreme courts throughout Virginia and nationwide.


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 GE, Exxon/Mobil, Miller Brewing Company and Canon.


He also is experienced in representing individuals and small and medium-sized businesses in Northern Virginia.

Meet Jonathan


Jonathan Brown is a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registered patent attorney who handles patent applications, patent prosecution, 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 USPTO, where he examined applications in chemical, electro-chemical and mechanical technologies.



Roy Stefanik

Superb attorney. Very thorough and helpful!

 Michael Stephenson

Nova did a fantastic job for us even though we are based in Hong Kong, Europe and South America.

Charles Turner

I took Mr. Whitticar a legal issue that I’ve been struggling with through multiple firms for over a decade now. I’ve found him to be focused, intuitive, and brilliant.

Meet Our Team

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At NOVA IP Law, PLLC we employ attorneys with decades of experience for your litigation or intellectual property needs. Utilizing state of the art technology and industry best practices, our team will provide you with big law firm quality at a small firm price. 

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