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Nicholas J. Nowak

Mind + Muscle

Nicholas J. Nowak

Director

 
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Note: Nicholas Nowak is currently on a client secondment to Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Please direct inquiries to Daniel Yonan (dyonan@skgf.com).

Mr. Nowak concentrates his practice in the area of patent litigation and patent office litigation.  He represents clients in patent cases in federal courts, before the United States International Trade Commission, and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Nowak’s clients include industry leaders in the pharmaceutical, medical device, automotive, electronics, and software industries.  He has worked on a wide variety of matters, including ones involving trade secrets and inventorship disputes. Mr. Nowak also has significant experience with Hatch-Waxman litigations, including first-to-file cases and multi-defendant ANDA drug challenges. He has also served as counsel in inter partes review proceedings on behalf of clients involved in parallel district court and USPTO proceedings. 

Mr. Nowak has extensive experience in all aspects of the patent litigation process, from pleading, discovery, motions practice and claim construction proceedings in the district courts to appeals. He leverages this broad experience to develop and implement creative case strategies to achieve his client’s business objectives. He has served as trial counsel in multiple proceedings, argued motions, conducted direct and cross-examinations of fact and expert witnesses, and delivered opening and closing arguments.  In addition, he has handled and argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Maryland Court of Appeals.

Prior to and during law school, Mr. Nowak worked in the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital and as a legal intern for a major medical device manufacturer.


District Court Litigation

  • Clouding v. Google Inc., (D. Del.) (counsel for Google in patent infringement case)
  • PersonalWeb v. Google Inc. (EDTX) (counsel on behalf of Google in patent infringement case)
  • MyKey v. Logicube (CD Cal.) (counsel on behalf of Logicube in patent infringement case)
  • UCB Manufacturing, Inc. v. Tris Pharma, Inc. et al. (N.J. Super. Ct. Ch. Div.) (counsel for Tris Pharma in trade secrets case involving a generic version of Tussionex® cough medicine.) 
  • Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (D.N.J.) (counsel for Watson in ANDA lawsuit involving generic version of Seasonale® oral contraceptive product)
  • Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc. et al. (D. N.J.) (counsel for Watson in ANDA lawsuit involving generic version of Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo® oral contraceptive product)
  • Wyeth v. Watson Laboratories, Inc. et al. (D. Del.) (counsel for Watson in ANDA lawsuit involving generic version of Lybrel® oral contraceptive product)
  • Boston Scientific Corp. et al. v. Johnson & Johnson Corp. et al. (D. Del.) (counsel for Boston Scientific in lawsuit involving Johnson & Johnson’s CYPHER drug-eluting stent)
  • Boston Scientific Scimed v. Cordis Corporation (D. Del.) (counsel for Boston Scientific in lawsuit involving drug-eluting stents)
ITC Investigations

  • Certain Wireless Communications Base Stations and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-871 (representing Complainant Adaptix regarding 4G LTE wireless-communication technology)
  • Certain Antivenom Compositions and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-903 (representing Respondents Laboratorios Silanes, S.A. de C.V. and Instituto Bioclon, S.A. de C.V.)
Patent Office Litigation

  • Defense of Patent Owner Capella Photonics, Inc.
    (IPR2014-01276; IPR2014-01166)
  • For Petitioner Laboratorios Silanes, S.A. de C.V.
    (IPR2014-01269)
  • Representative Matters

      District Court Litigation

      • Clouding v. Google Inc., (D. Del.) (counsel for Google in patent infringement case)
      • PersonalWeb v. Google Inc. (EDTX) (counsel on behalf of Google in patent infringement case)
      • MyKey v. Logicube (CD Cal.) (counsel on behalf of Logicube in patent infringement case)
      • UCB Manufacturing, Inc. v. Tris Pharma, Inc. et al. (N.J. Super. Ct. Ch. Div.) (counsel for Tris Pharma in trade secrets case involving a generic version of Tussionex® cough medicine.) 
      • Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (D.N.J.) (counsel for Watson in ANDA lawsuit involving generic version of Seasonale® oral contraceptive product)
      • Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc. et al. (D. N.J.) (counsel for Watson in ANDA lawsuit involving generic version of Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo® oral contraceptive product)
      • Wyeth v. Watson Laboratories, Inc. et al. (D. Del.) (counsel for Watson in ANDA lawsuit involving generic version of Lybrel® oral contraceptive product)
      • Boston Scientific Corp. et al. v. Johnson & Johnson Corp. et al. (D. Del.) (counsel for Boston Scientific in lawsuit involving Johnson & Johnson’s CYPHER drug-eluting stent)
      • Boston Scientific Scimed v. Cordis Corporation (D. Del.) (counsel for Boston Scientific in lawsuit involving drug-eluting stents)
      ITC Investigations

      • Certain Wireless Communications Base Stations and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-871 (representing Complainant Adaptix regarding 4G LTE wireless-communication technology)
      • Certain Antivenom Compositions and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-903 (representing Respondents Laboratorios Silanes, S.A. de C.V. and Instituto Bioclon, S.A. de C.V.)
      Patent Office Litigation

      • Defense of Patent Owner Capella Photonics, Inc.
        (IPR2014-01276; IPR2014-01166)
      • For Petitioner Laboratorios Silanes, S.A. de C.V.
        (IPR2014-01269)
  • Admissions
      • District of Columbia

      • Massachusetts

      • New York

      • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

      • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • Education
    • J.D., Boston College

    • B.A., Biology, Bowdoin College

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