Doug Nash is an experienced trial lawyer and the Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice. Doug’s practice is focused on aggressively protecting U.S. manufacturers in the telecommunications and healthcare industries against the significant harm to their businesses that results from infringement of their intellectual property rights, especially their patent rights. He also spends a significant amount of time defending U.S. companies in the same industries against attempts by their competitors to unfairly use patent litigation as a way to hinder lawful competition.
Doug’s clients are located across the U.S., and, as such, he routinely represents clients in courts and administrative agencies (such as the ITC and the PTAB) in places such as Delaware, Texas, California, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, Arizona, Minnesota, Arkansas, and New York.
Doug’s successes have been reported on widely by various publications, such as IPLaw360 and New York Magazine, and, based on nominations from his clients, he has been recognized as a Client Service All-Star by the BTI Consulting Group. Doug also has been published by the Association of Corporate Counsel in connection with his leadership on working with his clients in the area of alternative fee arrangements to make intellectual property litigation costs more affordable and predictable.
- Lead trial counsel in winning a complete jury verdict of willful infringement of multiple patents and a $61 million enhanced damages award for plaintiff, the patent owner and industry leader in coaxial cable connectors, against its leading competitor.
- Lead U.S. trial counsel in multi-national patent infringement dispute concerning invention related to polymer chemistry in medical devices.
- Represented leading U.S. manufacturing company in connection with domestic and foreign enforcement of its extensive patent portfolio.
- Defended Global 500 company against patent infringement claims brought in the Eastern District of Texas concerning processes used to manufacture pharmaceuticals.
- Defended leading medical products company against patent infringement claims brought in the Southern District of New York concerning a modified otoscope design.
- Defended manufacturing company against patent infringement claims brought in the Central District of California concerning metal alloys used in the manufacture of DVDs.
- Represented telecommunications company in enforcing patent and trade dress rights against a competitor in litigation brought in the District of Minnesota.
- Defended manufacturer of HID lamps and obtained dismissal of patent infringement claims brought in the Southern District of Ohio.
- Represented munitions manufacturer in an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in connection with enforcement of certain of its patents against a competitor.
- Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law Review, 1996
- University of Rochester, B.A., cum laude, 1993
- New York, 2002
- Massachusetts, 1996
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
- U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
- New York State Bar Association
- Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
- Innovation American Inn of Court, Member
- Quoted, “Corning Optical Facing $61 Million Infringement Award,” The Daily Record, March 23, 2018
- “Barclay Damon: Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Dewitt Firm in Infringement Case,” Central New York Business Journal, March 27, 2018
- The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2018 for Commercial Litigation
- Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
- Hale and Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale), Partner
- Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, Special Assistant District Attorney
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Legal Instruments Examiner