Nayyer J. Siddiqi
As an undergraduate student, Nayyer discovered her passion for physics and the world of technology and pursued both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the discipline. However, a nagging curiosity about society and government drew her into the seemingly incompatible field of law. After completing a course in patent law, she knew she’d found both her niche as an attorney and her lifelong career.
Nayyer is a shareholder and patent attorney at Quinn IP Law who combines her passions for science and law into innovative strategies. Nayyer’s experience analyzing technical information as a scholar of atmospheric and medical physics, as well as her extensive legal experience, help her provide comprehensive and creative solutions to her clients. At Quinn, she specializes in researching, preparing, and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications in a wide range of technology areas, including mechanical and physics-based operations. She also provides other core intellectual property services, including advising on patentability and validity, and offering technically sound legal counsel to clients in the design stage of development who are seeking to avoid infringement. Nayyer has a particular interest in the evolving jurisprudence of subject-matter eligibility for patents.
Nayyer has worked with products in the fields of automotive systems, software, medical and optical devices, sporting goods, household products, and various mechanical and electrical technologies. She dedicates her practice to producing effective, market-driven strategies with a focus on quality, not billable hours.
Prior to becoming a Quinn attorney, Nayyer served as a law clerk in a diverse Detroit-based practice and as an intern for Federal District Court Judge Victoria A. Roberts in the Eastern District of Michigan. Before beginning her legal career, she was also an adjunct faculty member in the Wayne State University Medical Physics department, where she taught “Introductory Radiation Physics” and “Clinical Radiation Physics.”
Nayyer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Toronto, where she graduated with high distinction. She has a Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Physics from York University in Toronto, where she conducted research to analyze data from a Michelson interferometer aboard a NASA satellite. Nayyer also holds a Master of Science degree in Medical Physics from Wayne State University (while originally enrolled in the PhD program, she opted to change paths and pursue law school after completing this degree at a Master level).
Nayyer earned a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School, where she graduated in the top ten percent of her class and was a Dean’s Scholar. She was an Associate Editor of the Wayne Law Review and a member of Moot Court. Nayyer is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan, is a member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Nayyer’s analytical thinking skills and legal knowledge help her craft compelling intellectual property strategies for her clients and make her an invaluable ally for individual inventors and large-scale companies alike. Her favorite part of working in intellectual property law is engaging with brilliant and creative people on a daily basis, and being continually inspired by their innovation and relentless drive to succeed.