Troy Anderson

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Academic Degrees

  • J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law, 2020
  • Ph.D., Optics, University of Central Florida (CREOL/College of Optics), 2010
  • M.S., Optics, University of Central Florida (CREOL/College of Optics), 2007
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska, 2004

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Antitrust law
  • Space law
  • Optics/Photonics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Metrology
  • Ultrafast Lasers
  • Materials Science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Electrical Engineering


  • 11,047,053: Control of Change of Phase Through Physical Surface Shaping
  • 10,729,660: Leidenfrost Droplet Microfluidics
  • 10,267,567: Monolithic Heat-Transfer Device

About Troy Anderson

Troy P. Anderson is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP and provides services in patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, strategic analyses, and international intellectual property portfolio management. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Optics from the College of Optics at the University of Central Florida, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law. Troy is admitted to the Nebraska Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to practicing law, Troy worked a Postdoctoral Research Associate and later as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, where he developed a graduate course in biophotonics and helped grow a multi-disciplinary team to develop novel laser-based methods to tailor the properties of metals for applications such as efficient heat transfer and providing anti-bacterial properties. During his time as a researcher, Troy co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal publications, numerous technical conference presentations, and was a co-inventor on 3 patents related to his research.

Troy now draws on his own experience as a researcher to provide intellectual property services for a wide range of clients including market leaders, universities, and startups. He is particularly interested in the intersection between law and engineering and enjoys applying his legal experience to cutting-edge technologies.

Honors and Awards

  • Vice Chair of Intellectual Property section of the Nebraska Bar Association (2021-Present)
  • Member of SPIE – the International Society for Optics and Photonics
  • Judge, SPIE Startup Challenge
  • Order of the Coif
  • Silver Quill Award from the Nebraska State Bar Association
  • McGrath North Excellence in Legal Writing Award