Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Electronical Engineering and also from Central Institute of Intellectual Property (Moscow).
He started his career in the Russian PTO as an examiner, researcher, Deputy Chief of Legal Department, Deputy Chief of Department for International Cooperation, and a Deputy General Director of the Russian PTO.
He contributed to the development of Russian legislative and regulatory acts in the IP area, drafting international agreements in the field of patent harmonisation under WIPO.
Nikolay has also participated in intergovernmental negotiations, including those on Russia joining the WTO.
He is a member of AIPPI.
He joined Gorodissky & Partners in 2004, in 2006 he became a partner.
He advises clients on the Russian and foreign IP legislation including international IP treaties, conventions, agreements and peculiarities of their implementation in Russia and provides expert judgement on legal documents.