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Nanette S. Thomas

Nanette S. Thomas

Dorsey & Semrau

Boonton, NJ, USA


Nanette Thomas is of counsel for the law firm of Dorsey & Semrau, LLC. Her experience includes municipal law, environmental litigation and representation at NJ Tax Court. In addition, she provides legal advice and counsel to small companies, musicians and social media advertising negotiations. Mrs. Thomas is also Assistant General Counsel, Commercial for Catalent Pharma Solutions in Somerset, NJ. Her experience in this capacity include strategic negotiations for commercial transactions, contracts, services, licensing, alliances, technology transfer, divestments and acquisitions, intellectual property and litigation. She has extensive corporate experience in providing collaborative advice and counsel on marketing, sales, procurement, regulatory, manufacturing and research as relating to transactions, litigation, compliance and intellectual property matters.

Mrs. Thomas' accomplishments include: representation of Third-Party Defendants in NJDEP v OCC; representation of municipalities in NJ Tax Court; advice and counsel to social media advertising companies and musicians; successful enforcement and assertion of intellectual property portfolios; identification and audit of trade secrets and the development, implementation and management of trade secret policies for successful business goals; managed outside counsel and experts, strategy and budget for Japanese and European Patent Office litigation and oppositions; successful enforcement and assertion of IP portfolios; successfully prosecuted more than 150 patents; developed, implemented and conducted interactive training and educational programs for corporate business functions on agreements, negotiations, litigation, compliance and intellectual property; and attained favorable resolution of assertions and claims relating to non-practicing entity claims.

Mrs. Thomas earned her B.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. She is associated with the AIPLA, NJIPLA, ABA, LES, and JPPCLE. She is admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York and the USPTO.

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