Nicole DeAbrantes focuses her practice on patent litigation and patent prosecution. She has worked on a variety of litigation matters including Hatch-Waxman cases. Her experience covers a broad range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, consumer products and computer hardware.
Ms. DeAbrantes first joined the firm as a summer associate. She continued to work for the firm as a law clerk while attending her last year of law school before joining as an associate. She was a law clerk for Oceana, Inc. where she conducted research and drafted memoranda on state laws concerning shark finning, and for the Environmental Action Center, where she researched fracking, oil and gas law, and the legislative history of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. She was a student attorney for the Vaccine Injury Legal Clinic, representing clients in vaccine injury cases before the Special Masters in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, and served as a Judicial Intern for The Honorable Judge Gerald I. Fisher of the Washington, DC Superior Court. As a Judicial Intern, Ms. DeAbrantes researched and drafted memoranda for Judge Fisher, as well as violation reports and orders for government response on behalf of the Judge.
While in law school, Ms. DeAbrantes was on the editorial staff of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal.
*Not admitted to the DC Bar.