Vera A. Nackovic: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Vera A. Nackovic

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 8115

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Counseling & Prosecution
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Transactions
  • Trial Proceedings Before the PTAB
  • Japan
  • Life Sciences
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 8115
Fax: +1 312 706 9117
University Saint Mary's College, B.S., Biochemistry, 2000
Law SchoolValparaiso University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
Admitted2003, Illinois; 2003, 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; US Patent and Trademark Office, 2006


PILI (Public Interest Law Institute) fellow, Access Living, Chicago (Summer, 2003)

Guest speaker on patent prosecution issues at annual meetings of the Practising Law Institute


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 device, nutraceuticals, and chemical patent matters, with a particular emphasis on litigation, counseling and portfolio management. She represents innovator pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman patent litigations, 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.

In addition, Vera develops lifecycle management strategies for prescription and OTC drugs, medical devices, and biologics. She assists pharmaceutical and medical device companies in developing FDA regulatory and marketing strategies, and preparing product applications to the FDA, such as New Drug Applications and 510(k) Submissions. Further, Vera counsels companies on clinical trial issues, including the content of clinical trial agreements and informed consents, and advices companies on Citizen Petitions to the FDA.

Vera also 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.

In 2011, Vera was 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.

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Vera A. Nackovic

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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