McDermott Will & Emery LLP
K. Nicole Clouse, PhD, focuses her practice on patent infringement litigation on behalf of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients. Her cases have involved monoclonal antibody biologics, small molecule drugs, vaccines, therapeutic regimens and biologics manufacturing.
Nicole also has extensive transactional IP experience on behalf of life sciences clients, including the preparation, prosecution and strategic management of complex international patent portfolios; patent-related opinion work, such as freedom to operate, patentability, invalidity, non-infringement and litigation avoidance analyses; interpretation and enforcement of licensing and research collaboration agreements; and development and implementation of IP strategy in the context of large corporate divestitures.
While in law school, Nicole was a member of the BU Law Intellectual Property Law Society. She is also a published author in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Nicole earned her doctoral and master’s degrees in molecular biology and her bachelor’s degree in biological chemistry. Combined with her legal knowledge, Nicole’s deep technical knowledge allows her to simultaneously consider both legal and scientific issues when evaluating problems and formulating strategy, and to make highly complex scientific concepts accessible and clear to the layperson.