Nicole Bruner is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Bruner is an intellectual property litigator who focuses on patent litigation.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Bruner worked for the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) as a Patent Examiner. At the USPTO, Ms. Bruner examined patent applications in the business method, mechanical, and electrical arts and assisted with examiner training. While in law school, Ms. Bruner served on the executive board as the symposium editor for the American University Business Law Review and published a comment, "Interpreting Gobbledygook under 35 U.S.C. § 101: Does the 2019 Patent Eligibility Guidance Clarify Past Confusion?" Ms. Bruner was also a teaching assistant for Administrative Law, Public Law, and Torts and a research assistant for Administrative Law.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, American University, 2022
  • BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering & Science, Technology, & Law, Virginia Tech, 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Greek