Nicholas Caiafa is an associate in Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP’s Intellectual Property group. Nicholas focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of mechanical, electrical, and chemical patent applications. Those applications include a broad range of technologies involving medical devices, mechanical devices, agricultural devices, electrical devices, chemical processes, and other related technologies. Nicholas has experience preparing patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions. Nicholas works with clients ranging from startups to large entities.
Prior to becoming an intellectual property attorney, Nicholas was a Design Engineer at Parker Hannifin, where he worked in a research and development incubator, funded by the Chief Technology Officer. He was the primary engineer on the development of a piezoelectric surgical bone cutting device, where he designed, modeled and tested functional prototypes to meet customer specifications, and further performed proof-of-concept demonstrations for interested entities and Parker Hannifin executives. Nicholas later transitioned to the development of balance of plant designs for fuel cell applications, where he focused primarily on fluid mechanic applications, including the design and testing of desulfurization filters and blower configurations.
Outside the office, Nicholas enjoys woodworking, restoring/repairing cars and hiking. He is also a proud Eagle Scout.
- Connecticut Bar Association
- Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court