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Nick Landau advises clients in the procurement, protection and litigation of all forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and trade secrets. He is particularly experienced in patent prosecution, having drafted over 150 patent applications in numerous areas of technology. His patent prosecution experience includes multiple successful ex parte appeals. He has worked with patents in a broad array of technological disciplines and has extensive knowledge in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, medical devices and environmental technology. His clients include individuals, universities, startups, growing businesses and publicly traded companies. View articles by Nicholas

B.S. Environmental Science
Ph.D. Environmental Science with a Concentration in Environmental Microbiology

Patent Registration Number: 57,120

As discussed in a previous blog post, since Mayo v. Prometheus, critics of medical treatment patents have advocated that such patents should be banned from patenting. While such arguments seemed futile based on the consistent position taken by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) that treating a disease or

Detecting Disease Is Not a “Tangible and Useful Result” Eligible for PatentingThe federal appeals court with jurisdiction over questions of patent law has consistently held that methods of diagnosing a disease or other biological condition violate the Supreme Court’s ban on patenting “natural phenomena.” A recent decision reaffirmed this position (in the veterinary sphere), and for the first time in many years clearly articulated the test

Eliminate Medical Treatment Patents? An Effort Approaches the Supreme CourtWill the Supreme Court’s banning of methods of medical diagnosis from patenting in Mayo v. Prometheus be extended to patents for medical treatments? Since Mayo some have argued that some methods of medical treatment should also be banned from patenting. Up until recently these arguments have seemed futile, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for