Vera Nackovic is a partner in Mayer Brown's Intellectual Property practice based in the Chicago office. She is a Registered Patent Attorney focusing on pharmaceutical, biologics, medical devices, nutraceuticals, and chemical patent matters with a particular emphasis on intellectual property transactions, the strategic development of global patent portfolios, and patent litigation.
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. Further, Vera drafts and negotiates patent licenses, joint venture and collaboration agreements, and product distribution agreements.
She represents innovator pharmaceutical companies in patent litigations including those brought under the Hatch-Waxman and Public Health Services (biologics) Acts, and advises clients on how to successfully settle those litigations. Vera also defends clients in investigations brought by the Federal Trade Commission involving alleged “reverse payment” settlements.
Further, Vera develops global patent and lifecycle management strategies for prescription and OTC drugs, medical devices, and biologics. She also renders opinions on freedom-to-operate, validity and patentability issues and works with her clients to align their IP and regulatory strategies to maximize the value and exclusivity of their products.
Vera has been named a "Rising Star" in the Illinois Super Lawyers. Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2003, Vera worked for the Honorable Kenneth Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.