Firm Profile

Nina  ShreveNina ShrevePartner, New York

Professional Experience

Nina Shreve has extensive experience in all aspects of trademark law, including litigation, prosecution, client counseling, opinion work, due diligence investigations and other transactional matters. Ms. Shreve is also active in the firm’s patent litigation practice focusing particularly on litigation in the pharmaceutical area. In addition to the pharmaceuticals product area, Ms. Shreve has represented clients in patent and trademark matters in diverse industries, including computers and electronics, consumer healthcare products, industrial machinery and building products.

Ms. Shreve is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee. 

Awards and Recognition

Ms. Shreve was listed in Legal 500 2007, 2012 and 2013 in Trademarks: non-contentious – full coverage. Nina Shreve and Kristin Blemaster were named recipients of the 2006 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for their article, “Clearing a Trademark for Use,” originally published in the May 2005 issue of General Counsel New York

 
For information on the selection processes, see:

Legal 500
Burton Award

Education

J.D., cum laude, St. John's University Law School, 1977, Articles Editor of St. John's Law Review
B.A., Liberal Arts, Earlham College, 1973

Bar Admissions

State of New York, 1978; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Association; International Trademark Association; New York State Bar Association; New York Intellectual Property Law Association; National Association of Women Lawyers

Additional Publications

“Clearing a Trademark for Use,” General Counsel New York, May 2005
“International Trademark Registration: The Madrid Protocol Takes Effect In The United States,” New York Intellectual Property Law Association Bulletin, October/November 2003
“IP for the Hi-Tech Industry,” Building and Enforcing Intellectual Property Value: An International Guide for the Boardroom 2003, a Nasdaq and Morgan Stanley publication

Representative Matters

  • Merck against six Canadian internet pharmacies on a patent relating to Merck's cholesterol lowering medication ZOCOR®, and alleging trademark infringement, dilution and unfair competition.
  • Novartis against Watson Pharmaceuticals and Sun Pharmaceuticals on a patent relating to EXELON®, a leading Alzheimer’s disease treatment. 
  • Novartis against Apotex on a patent relating to Novartis' MIACALCIN® calcitonin nasal spray product for osteoporosis. 
  • Novartis against Teva Pharmaceuticals on a patent relating to Novartis’ antiviral herpes medication FAMVIR®.

EVENTS

Practical Guide to U.S. Implementation of the Madrid Protocol
DC Bar CLE Program
October 2003

PUBLICATIONS

All three branches of the US government weigh in on patent trolls
Financier Worldwide Magazine
December 2013
Clearing a Trademark for Use
General Counsel New York
May 9, 2005
International Trademark Registration: The Madrid Protocol Takes Effect in the U.S.
2003:The Year in Review Findlaw Corporate Counsel Center
December 2003
IP for the High Tech Industry
Building and Enforcing Intellectual Property Value: An International Guide for the Boardroom 2003
June 2003

IN THE NEWS

Fitzpatrick Honored by The Legal Aid Society
The Legal Aid Society
November, 2011

PRESS RELEASES

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper, & Scinto Named “Decade Award Winner” in Legal Writing by the Burton Foundation
Burton Foundation
December 16, 2009
Fitzpatrick Attorneys Named Recipients of 2006 Burton Award for Legal Achievement
Fitzpatrick Receives 2006 Burton Legal Achievement Award
May 2006