Mr. Nadel's biotechnology patent work has included preparing and prosecuting diverse types of domestic and foreign patent applications relating to human, animal, plant, microbial and biopesticidal genes and proteins, as well as DNA- and peptide-derived products and methods of treatment. His clients include corporate clients of all sizes (from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies), domestic and foreign academic and research institutions, and individual physicians and other researchers.
A patent attorney, Mr. Nadel has been registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for more than 30 years. His practice includes negotiating, advising with respect to and preparing licenses and technology transfer agreements and other agreements associated with technology practice, such as trade secret and consulting agreements. He has negotiated and prepared licenses involving pharmaceuticals, diagnostic products, veterinary products, nutritional supplements and various other technologies. He also has been involved in investigations concerning due diligence relating to acquisition or other transfers of intellectual property, typically associated with mergers and acquisitions; preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patents; enforcement of patents; defense of clients accused of infringing patent rights of others; and counseling clients in other diverse intellectual property matters.
Mr. Nadel was a member of the Business Advisory Team of the University City Science Center Port of Technology, which advised start-up companies about business, technology, intellectual property and marketing issues, and has been credited with guiding companies from the initial phase of establishment to becoming commercially successful public companies.
Prior to being a founding partner of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, he was a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, and before that, Mr. Nadel was a founding partner of Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel, P.C. Before founding that firm, he was a patent attorney and partner at another Philadelphia intellectual property law firm. Previously, he was a biochemist at the National Institutes of Health.
Mr. Nadel was president (2001-2002), president-elect (2000-2001), vice president (1999-2000) and treasurer (1997-1999), and a member of the board of governors (1995-1997) of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, and chaired its Federal Practice and Procedures Committee for several years. In addition, he is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is also a volunteer lawyer with the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
For several years, Mr. Nadel was a vice-president and member of the board of directors of the George Washington University Alumni Association. He also serves on the National Council of Arts and Sciences, which advises the dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences of the George Washington University. Mr. Nadel was also the president of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, from 2000 to 2002.
Mr. Nadel received his B.S. in chemistry in 1971 from The George Washington University and his J.D. with honors in 1976 from The George Washington University Law School.