Nicole Cave Nicole Cave’s practice emphasizes preparation and prosecution of patent applications, validity and infringement analyses, and counseling. Nicole has expertise in integrated circuit design, computer architecture, digital signal processing, mixed-signal systems, video processing, wireless communications, and semiconductor manufacturing. Prior to her legal career, Nicole designed mixed-signal integrated circuits and firmware for telecommunications applications as a systems design engineer at Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector. In addition, she gained insight into various aspects of integrated circuit design and semiconductor product development and manufacturing as a rotational engineer at Motorola and as a cooperative engineer at Motorola and International Business Machines Corporation.

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence), University of Texas School of Law, with honors (2002)
M.S.E. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), University of Texas at Austin (1997)
B.S. (Electrical Engineering), Cornell University (1993)

Publications and Presentations

Architecture of MC145541 2V ADPCM Codec, International Conference on Signal Processing Applications and Technology (ICSPAT) Conference, October 1996

A Comparison Study of Sodium Penetration and Sidewall Integrity of PECVD Passivation Films, ECS 1993 Tenth International Conference of Chemical Vapor Deposition

Issued U.S. Patents

Nicole is an inventor of the following patents:

6,122,247, Method for Reallocating Data in a Discrete Multi-Tone Communication System, naming Howard E. Levin and Nicole D. Teitler as inventors

5,835,746, Method and Apparatus for Fetching and Issuing a Dual-Word or Multiple Instructions in a Data Processing System, naming James W. Girardeau, Jr. and Nicole D. Teitler as inventors

5,722,086, Method and Apparatus for Reducing Power Consumption in a Communications System, naming Nicole D. Teitler and Luis Bonet as inventors