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Nigamnarayan Acharya focuses on the legal affairs of early stage, growth, and middle market companies with an emphasis on life sciences and clean technology, including those that use AI to enhance their business models. Nigam understands his clients' core assets, economic modeling, operating structures, risk tolerances, and goals. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to helping emerging businesses thrive, Nigam has cofounded companies and exited out of such companies. Nigam serves as a trusted legal advisor in the world of intellectual property and business strategy.

As a registered patent attorney, Nigam leverages his deep understanding of intellectual property to assist inventors and startups in protecting their innovations. Nigam has prosecuted thousands of patent applications in various technical fields, from clean technology to biotechnology. He aims to translate complex technical concepts into sound patent applications.

Recognizing the critical importance of legal strategy in the growth of emerging companies, Nigam expanded his practice to include corporate law. Nigam’s pragmatic approach and business acumen make him a valuable partner for startups navigating the complexities of corporate governance, mergers, and acquisitions. Nigam has advised numerous emerging companies through their various stages of development, from formation to exit.

Nigam has a client-centric approach, always prioritizing the best interests of his clients. Nigam provides streamlined, cost-conscious counseling aimed at reducing clients’ bandwidth and resources. He looks to partner with clients, regularly participating in their IP team meetings and executive strategy meetings. He also uses his Black Belt Lean Six Sigma® training to help create value for clients, while being efficient, using process-focused management.

Nigam serves on the boards of several private foundations. He also serves on the Emory Law School Alumni Board and the Georgia Tech Alumni board.



  • Argued and obtained a reversal of a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to refuse registration of a mark due to likelihood of confusion with a registered mark. The precedent setting case clarified the use of third-party registrations to show the weakness of a mark in the likelihood confusion analysis. Juice Generation, Inc. v. GS Enterprises, LLC, Case No. 14-1853 (Fed. Cir., July 20, 2015).°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Acharya prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recognized, Intellectual Asset Management magazine, “IAM Patent 1000,” 2015-2018


  • M.S., Chemistry , Georgia Institute of Technology
  • J.D., Emory University School of Law
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Political Science , University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Georgia
  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Hindi