Vachhani, Nina

Nina Vachhani

Associate
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Nina Vachhani concentrates her practice on complex intellectual property litigation and regulatory matters with a primary emphasis on large-scale patent-infringement actions under the Hatch-Waxman Amendments of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Her experience ranges from the pre-litigation stage, including patent counseling and opinions and Paragraph IV notice letters, through initial filings, fact and expert discovery, claim construction, pre-trial, trial and post-trial phases as well as appeal. Her intellectual property practice also extends to patent preparation and prosecution.

Nina Vachhani concentrates her practice on complex intellectual property litigation and regulatory matters with a primary emphasis on large-scale patent-infringement actions under the Hatch-Waxman Amendments of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Her experience ranges from the pre-litigation stage, including patent counseling and opinions and Paragraph IV notice letters, through initial filings, fact and expert discovery, claim construction, pre-trial, trial and post-trial phases as well as appeal. Her intellectual property practice also extends to patent preparation and prosecution.

In addition to her intellectual property practice, Nina has experience in the seed and agricultural biotechnology industries representing seed producers, seed dealers and distributors, and seedsmen's errors and omissions insurers with regulatory, liability and transactional matters.

During her undergraduate studies, Nina was a research assistant, where she investigated the emotional-somatomotor neural circuits involved in the expression of the physical symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder.

Nina is a member of the Firm's Chicago office Diversity & Inclusion, Associates, and Summer Program Committees.

Nina's experience includes:

Hatch-Waxman Litigation

Representing generic drug manufacturer(s) involving:

  • One patent concerning oral formulations for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (Kalydeco®)
  • Four patents concerning combination oral formulations for use in treating heart failure (Entresto®)
  • Nineteen patents concerning oral formulations for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (Esbriet®)
  • Twelve patents concerning topical solutions and medical applicators for the treatment of onychomycosis (Jublia®)
  • Nine patents concerning oral formulations for the treatment of partial-onset seizures epilepsy (Aptiom®)
  • Two patents concerning oral formulations for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) (Eliquis®)
  • Two patents concerning oral formulations for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (Aubagio®)
  • Three patents concerning transdermal solutions and medical applicators used to treat hypogonadism (Axiron®)
  • Sixteen patents concerning oral formulations used to treat hypertriglyceridemia (Vascepa®)
  • A patent concerning oral formulations used to treat hyperlipidemia (Livalo®)
  • Three patents concerning oral formulations of opioids used to treat pain (Opana® ER)
  • Two additional patents concerning oral formulations of opioids used to treat pain (Opana® ER)
  • A patent concerning injectable IV infusions used to treat infections (Tygacil®)
  • Two patents concerning oral formulations used to treat depression (Pristiq®)

Patent Litigation

  • Representing generic drug manufacturer involving two patents concerning topical sprays for the treatment of plaque psoriasis (Topicort®). Defended against a motion for a temporary restraining order

Patent Prosecution

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent application on methods and products for controlling silk fly and phorid fly in maize
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Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2013
    Dean's Honors List
    Order of the Barristers
    Moot Court Honor Board, Competitions Director
    Immigration & Nationality Law Review, Senior Articles Editor
  • B.S., Neuroscience, University of Michigan, 2010
    University Honors
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 2013
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Languages
  • Gujarati
Professional Affiliations
    • Associate Board of Directors, The Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Star, Intellectual Property (2020-2022)
    • Named, Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch, Intellectual Property Litigation (2022)
    • Recipient, 5 Under 40 Award, Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization (2021)
    • Named, Top ANDA Litigator, Patexia (2021)