Clients appreciate that I candidly inform them of the upsides and downsides of any situation they face and their chances of success going forward, whether it’s in litigation, licensing, filing for a patent or some other matter. I work efficiently to make my analysis as detailed as possible and clients often thank me for that. They value my thorough, clear, and understandable reports that provide them with a good indication of how they should proceed. I’m entirely dedicated to helping them in any way I can. That includes responding to calls and emails at any time of the day or night as I represent clients in countries around the world in very different time zones.
Advising and advocating for technology clients in his global intellectual property practice, Keith Nowak brings extensive experience in IP litigation in the Federal District Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as well as in all aspects of IP law, including preparing and prosecuting applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office. He has worked with a wide range of technology over the years from highly complex computer technology to the production of chemical products.
Keith renders validity, infringement and freedom-to-operate opinions in matters involving advanced technology, technology transfer, and licensing. He also negotiates international license agreements in the areas of patents, trademarks, and software. With a practice that spans many nations, Keith handles everything from Canada cross-border matters to disputes involving European and Asian companies and organizations, particularly those based in Japan and China.
Over the years Keith has represented a wide range of clients in a spectrum of sizes and technology industries, from very large companies such as Dow Chemical and Boeing Co. to midsize, small companies and individual inventors. No matter what type of entity he’s helping, he finds the challenge of crafting both offensive and defensive strategies intellectually stimulating and enjoyable.
Keith previously spent eight years at Bell Telephone Laboratories, first as a member of the technical staff and later as patent counsel preparing and prosecuting patent applications. He frequently draws on his insights into technological issues to help his peers and clients determine if it’s worthwhile to pursue legal disputes or if they should be genuinely concerned about the potential for legal challenges to their interests.
Previously, Keith was a founding member of Lieberman & Nowak, a New York intellectual property boutique firm. As a veteran of the USMC, he brings an ingrained sense of discipline and commitment to the matters of the clients he serves.