Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Nick Landau advises clients in the procurement, protection and litigation of all forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and trade secrets. He is particularly experienced in patent prosecution, having drafted over 150 patent applications in numerous areas of technology. His patent prosecution experience includes multiple successful ex parte appeals.
He has worked with patents in a broad array of technological disciplines and has extensive knowledge in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, medical devices and environmental technology. His clients include individuals, universities, startups, growing businesses and publicly traded companies.
Nick’s practice also includes the management of large international patent portfolios and coordinating intellectual property strategy at the multinational level. This often includes surrounding core assets with secure intellectual property protection by the integrated use of patents, industrial designs, trade secrets, copyrights and plant variety protection. He advises clients on their freedom to operate new products and services in light of the intellectual property rights of others, and how to avoid liability for infringing others’ rights.
In addition to representing clients, Nick is an adjunct professor at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and coordinates the Pro Bono Patent Program for the states of Alabama and Mississippi.
He studied environmental microbiology at the doctoral level, earning a Ph.D. from Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland. His graduate research analyzed the bacterial metabolism of hydrocarbon pollutants (bioremediation) and the metabolism of organisms in extreme environments such as volcanoes and deep-ocean hydrothermal vents. He has taught college-level and graduate-level classes in genetics and microbiology.
He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as executive editor of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal.
Prior to Bradley, Nick served as in-house counsel for a major agri-business in southern Florida, was an associate in the Intellectual Property group of a major Florida law firm, and was litigation counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at their headquarters in Washington, D.C. Prior to law school, he was an Associate Plant Examiner at the United States Plant Variety Protection Office.