Nicole M. Jantzi is the leader of McDermott’s Intellectual Property Practice. A highly skilled litigator and registered patent attorney, Nicole offers clients comprehensive advice and service for their IP disputes. Nicole brings to bear focused insights based on her wide-ranging experience in every significant patent jurisdiction, including the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Texas, the Eastern District of Virginia, the International Trade Commission, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). With a degree in electrical engineering, Nicole frequently serves as lead counsel on matters relating to electronics and consumer products, computers, semiconductors, telematics, software, internet-based technology and telecommunications.
Nicole was among the first attorneys to recognize the need for skilled IP litigators to handle inter partes and covered business method review proceedings, filing three petitions for covered business method review on the first day those proceedings became available. That effort, along with seven additional petitions, resulted in the invalidation of all claims of five patents, with the results affirmed by the Federal Circuit. Continuing this success, Nicole consistently serves as lead counsel for both patent owners and petitioners in PTAB proceedings, often in parallel with ongoing trial court litigation.
*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott