Coby Nixon, Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney

Coby S. Nixon

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Taylor English offers a new way of thinking about how to structure a law firm that is attractive to talented and experienced attorneys and, most importantly, is aligned with the client’s interests. The firm’s unique platform enables me to handle complex intellectual property matters, which I enjoy, at a tremendous value to my clients.

Coby Nixon works with companies and individuals to avoid, resolve and win disputes over intellectual property rights, such as rights in technology, branding and artistic works, so that his clients can focus on their core businesses. His practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property litigation and counseling, with particular emphasis on patent infringement litigation. Mr. Nixon’s patent litigation experience includes cases in federal district courts throughout the country, including Georgia, Texas, California, Delaware, Virginia and Wisconsin; appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and trials before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Nixon is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and, in addition to his litigation practice, is experienced in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Mr. Nixon has handled matters for a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from multinational Fortune 500 companies to local start-ups, in diverse fields of technology, including water meters, pipe couplings, industrial drying systems, check scanning and processing systems, utility monitoring systems, wireless communications, microprocessor packaging, Internet search engines, touch screens for mobile devices, integrated circuits, computer software, electronic medical record systems, human antibody profiling processes, zero-turning-radius lawnmowers, and metal forming and manufacturing processes.

Before practicing law, Mr. Nixon worked as a computer programmer and process analyst with Accenture, where he designed and maintained customer billing systems for several large public utilities. Mr. Nixon started his legal career at a full-service business law firm, where he gained significant experience in patent prosecution, trademark protection and enforcement, and IP licensing. Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Nixon practiced at a leading national and international firm based in Atlanta, where he represented clients in a wide range of patent disputes against competitors and nonpracticing entities.


Federal Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Chair, 2019-2020, Treasurer, 2017-2018, Secretary, 2015-2017, Member, 2015-present; Patent Litigation Committee, Chair, 2016, Member, 2015-present

State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section, Member, 2003-present; Patent Committee, Member, 2013-present

Atlanta Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Member, 2007-present

Intellectual Property Owners Association

Community Involvement

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Volunteer Lawyer for the Domestic Violence Program, the Saturday Lawyer Program, and the Standing With Our Neighbors Program, 2012-present

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Volunteer, 2010-present; Member of Speakers Bureau, 2013-present, Member of Junior Board of Directors (“AB67”), 2017-present 

Atlanta Pro Bono Roundtable, Taylor English Representative, 2015-present

Practice Highlights




The University of Georgia School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2003

Mercer University, BSE, Biomedical Engineering, 1998

Bar Admissions


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Court of Appeals of Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009, 2011-2012