Big law firm experience

at a small firm price

NOVA IP Law, PLLC is an intellectual property, business and corporate law firm which assists Northern Virginia clients with business and corporate law issues, including: forming and naming a business, raising capital, obtaining and enforcing trademarks, copyrights and patents, franchising and distribution services, including but not limited to setting up and registering franchise systems and representing clients in termination and brand assignment litigation. NOVA IP Law — big law firm knowledge and experience at small firm prices for a wide array of legal services.

Experienced intellectual property law attorney

Mike Whitticar

Mike WhitticarMike Whitticar, the founder of NOVA IP Law, has twenty years of experience in intellectual property and business litigation in state and federal courts throughout Virginia and nationwide. A Virginia native, Mr. Whitticar graduated from Stanford Universityand 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.


Business Startups: Organizing a New Business and Raising Capital

NOVA IP Law helps clients organize and register small businesses and register and trademark their names. We can also help you raise capital and take on new investors while minimizing future disagreements and disputes by defining the different owners’ rights and obligations through clear written agreements regarding matters like profit distributions and rights of voting and control.

Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets

NOVA IP Law helps businesses and individual clients register and enforce their patents, trademarks and copyrights. With a licensed patent attorney on staff, NOVA IPLaw can assist inventors with applying for patents on their products and business methods. We can also handle large-scale “bet the company” patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and shareholder and corporate control litigation at a fraction of the cost of large Tysons Corner and DC law firms.

Franchises: Negotiating, Registering and Enforcing

Franchising and distribution law is another focal point of NOVA IP’s practice. On the front end, NOVA IP helps clients create and negotiate franchise and distributor agreements and prepare and register franchise disclosure documents and offering circulars. On the back end, NOVA IP Law litigates and negotiates franchise and distributor termination disputes, including post-termination trademark and copyright enforement, and brand assignment disputes.

Contact NOVA IP Law through Mr. Whitticar at (571) 386-2980 or novaiplaw [at] We look forward to continuing to assist Northern Virginia’s business community with its intellectual property, franchising, and distribution, and business and corporate law needs.

We look forward to continuing to provide legal assistance to Northern Virginia’s business community.

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, LLC Organization, 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, Beer & Wine