About Nancy Delain

nancy Contact Information

Phone: 518-371-4599

Email: nbdelain@ipattorneyfirm.com


Practice Areas Intellectual Property, including

  • Patent
    • Patentability assessment
    • Patent application development and drafting
    • Patent application prosecution before the US Patent & Trademark Office
    • Patent application prosecution under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Trademark/Trade Dress
  • Copyright
  • Trade Secret
  • Licensing and Commercialization of Intellectual Property
  • Franchising (representation of franchisors and franchisees)
  • Intellectual Property Audit

Business Law, including:

  • start-up and formation
  • contract negotiation and drafting
  • Board of Directors advisement
  • officer and manager advisement
  • officer and manager advisement
  • closing and winding down


Vital Statistics

  • Graduated:
    • Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School (1974)
    • Smith College (1978): A.B., Biological Sciences
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1981): M.S., Technical Writing
    • Franklin Pierce Law Center (2003): J.D.
      • Graduated within the top 20% of the class

Other Information

Nancy is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Phoenix, teaching technical writing and first-year writing courses online.

Before studying law, Nancy was a technical documentation specialist (writer, editor, and manager) for over 20 years, working as an independent consultant or W-2 employee with such companies as 3M, CSC, Rational Software, General Electric Company, NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), and KeyBank. She brings those skills to bear as she works with clients to document invention, protect business goodwill, and negotiate and develop contracts and deals.

Nancy is a frequent volunteer. Her activities include:

Within the legal profession:

Within the community at large:

Professional Memberships:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Schenectady County Bar Association

Away From Work

When she’s not working or volunteering, Nancy enjoys swimming, walking, reading, writing, and playing with her many cats.

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