Vivian Sandoval - Intellectual Property - Nixon Peabody LLP

Vivian Sandoval

Vivian Sandoval focuses her practice on intellectual property, including patent counseling, patent prosecution, and litigation.

What do you focus on?

My practice is focused on acquiring, protecting, and defending clients’ intellectual property rights across a variety of technologies. I utilize my experience as a product development engineer at Illinois Tool Works, where I focused on developing mechanical systems for data acquisition in the testing of new products and the general design and manufacturability of new devices. I also utilize my experience conducting freedom to operate analyses with startups in the biomedical and mechanical device space to strategically acquire patents.

Leveraging my background and prior work experience, I am able to assist domestic and international companies, as well as clients ranging from individuals to large entities on intellectual property counseling, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. I represent and advise clients on the prosecution and enforcement of their patents and intellectual property in various areas of biomedical, mechanical, electrical, and software-related technologies and industries in federal courts and in Section 337 investigations before the United States International Trade Commission (USITC).

What do you see on the horizon?

As technology evolves, I anticipate domestic and international laws needing to adapt. I believe clients, especially those in the global market, will place more emphasis on creative strategies to protect their innovations.

ITC Launches Fake Eyelash, Computer Gear , OLED Probes

Law360 | October 26, 2020

This roundup of recently announced investigations by the U.S. International Trade Commission covers the ITC’s announcement that it is looking into allegations that various organic light-emitting diode (OLED) imports were infringing patents held by Solas OLED. The story mentions Washington, D.C. partner Evan Langdon and Chicago associates Paulina Starostka and Vivian Sandoval, all of the Intellectual Property group, for representing Solas.


Vivian Sandoval



Phone: 312-977-9291

Fax: 844-318-4408

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., Executive Production Editor, Hastings Business Law Journal

University of Illinois at Chicago, B.S., Bioengineering


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


  • Chicago Women in Intellectual Property
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
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