Nicole M. Jantzi is the leader of McDermott’s Global 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 Northern and Southern Districts of California, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of Texas, 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.

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  • Serving as lead counsel for Perkin Elmer, Inc. and Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. in a patent infringement action against Sony Corporation of America related to instruments and software for microfluidic technology. The litigation is also a declaratory judgment action for non-infringement of certain SONY patents by PerkinElmer animal imaging technology (Caliper Life Sciences, Inc., et al. v. Sony Corporation of America, et al.)
  • Representing Serta Simmons Bedding against Casper Sleep in a dispute at the district court and Federal Circuit a patent action related to mattresses and channel cut technology (Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC, et al. v. Casper Sleep Inc.)
  • Representing Contour against GoPro in a patent infringement lawsuit related to wearable digital video cameras (Contour IP Holding, LLC, et al. v. GoPro, Inc.)

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  • Acritas Stars 2019, listed among independently rated lawyers
  • The Legal 500 US 2019
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2018
  • Benchmark Litigation Under 40 Hotlist 2017 to 2018
  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers Rising Star IP Litigation, 2013 to 2017


George Washington University Law School, JD, 2002
Binghamton University, BS, Electrical Engineering, cum laude, 1999

District of Columbia
New York

Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of Federal Claims

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Nicole M. Jantzi

Insights & Events / Media

Special Report / March 2019

Special Report / March 2018

Washington, District of Columbia / Speaking Engagements / March 23, 2017