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Douglas R. Nemec

Douglas R. Nemec

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

New York City, NY, USA


Douglas R. Nemec concentrates on intellectual property litigation and related counseling, including providing intellectual property advice in connection with corporate transactions. Mr. Nemec has litigated numerous cases in a wide range of technologies, from pharmaceuticals and other chemicals to IT and electronics. He has particular experience in life sciences matters, including patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Mr. Nemec also is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he represents clients in patent interference proceedings and other matters. He is a member of the Skadden group recognized by Law360 among its 2015 “Technology Practice Groups of the Year” for courtroom victories in the technology sector and by The National Law Journal as one of the country’s leading IP practices in its 2013 “IP Hot List.”

Selected engagements in which Mr. Nemec has served a lead role include:

  • defending one of the nation’s largest banks in a patent infringement suit brought by a nonpracticing entity;
  • defending an active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturer in a Hatch-Waxman litigation concerning a blockbuster drug;
  • representing a leading flavor and fragrance company in a trade secret misappropriation action concerning chemical and process engineering technology;
  • representing the world’s leading manufacturer of intelligent lighting products in multiple matters asserting and defending against claims of patent infringement involving complex optical devices and digital communication systems; and
  • advising a major pharmaceutical company in formulating licensing strategies for developmental compounds and diagnostic tools.
Douglas R. Nemec is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Patent Law Institute (11th Annual)
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Life Sciences Litigation: Trends and Trajectories (PowerPoint slides) - Patent Law Institute (11th Annual), Monday, May 01, 2017
Outline: Trends and Trajectories in Life Sciences Litigation (January 13, 2017) - Patent Law Institute (11th Annual), Monday, May 01, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 11th Annual Patent Law Institute, Wednesday, May 03, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 05, 2018, New York, NY
Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 26, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 05, 2018, New York, NY
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