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Nicole M. Jantzi

  • Partner | Litigation

Washington, DC

T: +1.202.639.7265

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A highly skilled trial lawyer, registered patent attorney, and head of Fried Frank's IP Litigation Practice, Nicole Jantzi offers clients comprehensive advice and service for their IP matters.

Clients appreciate Nicole’s focused insights derived from her wide-ranging experience in every significant patent jurisdiction and the PTAB. Nicole has appeared as counsel of record in nearly 200 cases and regularly represents companies of all sizes and stages in their most complex and high-profile disputes.

Nicole’s savvy, results-driven approach has garnered the trust of clients across industries including high-tech, consumer products, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Valuing confidence in both the courtroom and the boardroom, clients rely heavily on Nicole for her business acumen, judgment, and management skills to help formulate—and execute on—their long-term IP and business strategies.

Nicole is consistently recognized by Legal 500 in Intellectual Property Patents: Litigation (Full Cove...

A highly skilled trial lawyer, registered patent attorney, and head of Fried Frank's IP Litigation Practice, Nicole Jantzi offers clients comprehensive advice and service for their IP matters.

Clients appreciate Nicole’s focused insights derived from her wide-ranging experience in every significant patent jurisdiction and the PTAB. Nicole has appeared as counsel of record in nearly 200 cases and regularly represents companies of all sizes and stages in their most complex and high-profile disputes.

Nicole’s savvy, results-driven approach has garnered the trust of clients across industries including high-tech, consumer products, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Valuing confidence in both the courtroom and the boardroom, clients rely heavily on Nicole for her business acumen, judgment, and management skills to help formulate—and execute on—their long-term IP and business strategies.

Nicole is consistently recognized by Legal 500 in Intellectual Property Patents: Litigation (Full Coverage) and Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters). She is also recognized by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000, where a client referred to her as one of the “smartest and most effective IP lawyers on the market.” Another client stated, “Nicole has a remarkable ability to gather and lead a team, and masterfully deploys other partners, associates, and staff in a very efficient way that maximizes the value of their work while saving the client unnecessary fees.”

Nicole is also recognized in the 2021 Acritas Stars directory, published by Thomson Reuters, which is based on client nominations and interviews. She has also been recognized by Benchmark Litigation in its “40 & Under Hotlist” and as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining Fried Frank, Nicole served as a partner and global head of intellectual property at a large international law firm.

Work highlights include:

  • Serving as lead counsel for Cellwitch, Inc. in a patent infringement case related to personal object tracking technology. (Cellwitch Inc. v. Tile Inc.)
  • Serving as trial counsel for Regal Logistics in a multi-jurisdictional dispute involving issues of copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation. (Softketeers, Inc. v. Regal West Corporation, et al.)
  • Serving as trial counsel for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in a two-week jury trial involving patents relating to kinase inhibitors used for targeted cancer treatment.* (Plexxikon, Inc. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.)
  • Representing Orthopaedic Hospital d/b/a Orthopaedic Institute for Children in a series of patent lawsuits relating to ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) for use in joint implants.* (Orthopaedic Hospital v. DJO Global, et al.; Orthopaedical Hospital v. Globus Medical; Orthopaedic Hospital v. Aesculap Implant Systems)
  • Represented Bausch Health Companies in a large-scale, multi-district ANDA litigation relating to generic competition for the pioneering drug Jublia®.* (Bausch Health et al. v. Mylan et al.)
  • Served 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.)
  • Served as lead counsel for Gentex Corporation in a patent infringement case related to smart traffic sign technology.* (Gentex Corporation v. Traffic and Parking Control Co., Inc.)
  • Served as lead counsel for AM General LLC in an eight-patent dispute in the Court of Federal Claims related to starting systems for diesel-powered vehicles, including the Humvee.* (UUSI, LLC and Oldnar Corp. v. The United States, AM General LLC)
  • Represented Krush Technologies, LLC against Zoom Video in a patent dispute related to video conferencing technology.* (Krush Technologies, LLC. V. Zoom Video Communications, Inc.)
  • Served as lead counsel for AM General LLC in a trademark and trade dress infringement lawsuit against Activision related to its Call of Duty® video game franchise.* (AM General LLC v. Activision Blizzard Inc. et al.)
  • Represented Contour against GoPro in a patent infringement lawsuit related to wearable digital video cameras.* (Contour IP Holding, LLC, et al. v. GoPro, Inc.)
  • Served as lead counsel for Michael Todd in an ITC investigation adverse to Pacific Bioscience Laboratories related to sonic skin cleansing devices.*
  • Represented AMX and Harman International Industries in a patent infringement lawsuit related to data transfer systems.* (Vesper Technology Research, LLC v. AMX, LLC et al.)
  • Served as lead counsel for AM General (petitioner) on four IPRs related to starting systems for diesel-powered vehicles.*
  • Served as lead counsel for AMX (petitioner) on three IPRs related to lighting control systems.*
  • Served as lead counsel for Contour (patentee) on two IPRs related to wearable digital video cameras.*
  • Represented a leading US consumer electronics company on three IPRs related to user interface features for mobile phones.*
  • Served as counsel on behalf of Simmons (petitioner and patentee) on IPRs related to mattress technology.*

* Matter handled prior to joining Fried Frank.

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