Nicholas J. Nowak
1100 New York Ave, NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Nicholas J. Nowak is a director in Sterne Kessler’s Trial & Appellate Practice Group. For over 15 years, he has represented clients in patent and trademark cases in federal courts and before the United States International Trade Commission. Nick’s clients have included industry leaders in the pharmaceutical, medical device, automotive, electronics, and software industries. His practice is currently focused on anti-counterfeiting and trademark enforcement as well as developing novel anti-counterfeiting solutions and strategies. Nick has developed close relationships with domestic and international law enforcement and customs authorities and partners with them on a regular basis to protect his clients’ brands. He also has significant experience handling internet website and domain name disputes and in removing infringing content from Internet search engines, social media networks and e-commerce platforms.
Since no two clients are alike, Nick works closely with each of his clients to determine the best anti-counterfeiting and brand protection strategies to fit their individual legal and business-related needs. As a result, he has been instrumental in helping his clients amass millions of dollars in adverse judgments and in recovering hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages and attorneys’ fee from foreign and domestic counterfeiters and trademark infringers.
More generally, Nick has extensive experience in all aspects of the litigation process, from pleading, discovery, motions practice and claim construction proceedings in the district courts to appeals. He leverages this broad experience to develop and implement creative case strategies to achieve his client’s business objectives. He has served as trial counsel in multiple proceedings, argued motions, conducted direct and cross-examinations of fact and expert witnesses, and delivered opening and closing arguments. In addition, he has handled and argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Maryland Court of Appeals.