Douglas R. Nemec

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Douglas 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 proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and other matters.

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

  • advising Pfizer Inc. in its proposed $160 billion combination with Allergan plc;
  • JPMorgan Chase in:
    • an appellate victory against Pi-Net after Pi-Net filed a brief that failed to comply with the Rules of Appellate Procedure; and
    • securing summary judgment in a patent infringement case brought by Pi-Net concerning a system and method for performing online transactions;
  • a victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for a manufacturer of catalyst materials and pharmaceutical ingredients in a lawsuit concerning the active ingredient in Vyvanse;
  • 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
  • Co-Presenter, “Think Tank Session: IP Litigation — Best Practices for IP Counsel,” International Performance Management Institute, IP Law and Management Institute, November 5, 2017, Austin, Texas
  • Moderator, PTAB Trials: Tips and Strategies, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, June 8, 2016
  • Speaker, AIPLA Annual Meeting, “Ethical Considerations in Patent Litigation,” November 26, 2012


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1996
  • B.S.E., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1993


  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan, Eastern District of Wisconsin, and Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association


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