Vera A. Nackovic

Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Patent Litigation


A Registered Patent Attorney, Vera Nackovic advises clients on pharmaceutical, biologics, medical devices, nutraceuticals, and chemical patent matters—particularly intellectual property transactions, strategic development of global patent portfolios, and patent litigation.

Commercial transactions: Vera evaluates, structures and manages the IP and regulatory assessments of commercial transactions, including IP due diligence for stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, and strategic alliances involving US, foreign and multinational corporations. She also drafts and negotiates patent licenses, joint venture and collaboration agreements, and product distribution agreements.


Representative Transactional Experience

Led the IP due diligence on behalf of:

  • A global pharmaceutical company in its co-development and license agreement for gene-editing technology valued at potentially over $3 billion.
  • A global pharmaceutical company in its co-development of a new hepatitis treatment.
  • A global pharmaceutical company in its acquisition of new immunotherapy technology valued at over $550 million.


  • A “Life Science Star” — LMG Life Sciences
  • “A master at achieving the protection goals of her clients, at keeping their products alive and well—and exclusive—and enabling them to capitalize on their research investment and technology acquisition” — IAM 1000
  • A "Rising Star" — Illinois Super Lawyers


  • Saint Mary's College, BS, Biochemistry
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude
    Note Writer, Valparaiso University Law Review; Teaching Assistant, Honors Legal Writing Section; Participant, Intellectual Property and Patent Association; American Bar Association, student member


  • イリノイ州弁護士


  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court for the District of Colorado
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri


  • PILI (Public Interest Law Initiative) Fellow, Access Living, Chicago (Summer, 2003)
  • PILI Board Member
  • Guest speaker on patent prosecution issues at annual meetings of the Practising Law Institute