Alan S. Nadel

Alan S. Nadel

Practice Areas
Education
  • The George Washington University,  BS, Chemistry  
  • The George Washington University Law School, Juris Doctor, with Honors   
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1977
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – Registered Patent Attorney, 1976

Alan S. Nadel Partner

Philadelphia: 215.965.1280   F: 215.965.1331   E: anadel@panitchlaw.com

Best Lawyers Award BadgeAlan S. Nadel is experienced in all aspects of patent matters involving bioscience, chemical and mechanical inventions, including patent preparation, prosecution, licensing and litigation. Specific exemplary high-technology fields include biotechnology, human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, inorganic and organic chemistry products and processes, semiconductor wafer processing products and processes, and environmental remediation systems. Other areas include heat exchange systems, water treatment systems, paper making technology, sporting goods and toys.

Ranked In Chambers USA 2016 - Alan S NadelMr. 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.

Memberships

  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, Past President and former Chair Federal Practice Committee, 1976 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member, Chemical Practice and Biotechnology Committees, 1973 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, 1977 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, Intellectual Property Committee, 1976 - Present
  • Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Volunteer attorney, 2003 - Present
  • Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Past President, current member of Boards of Directors and Trustees, 1984 - Present
  • The George Washington University, Past Vice-President, George Washington Alumni Association; Emeritus Member Columbian College National Council of Arts and Sciences; past member, George Washington Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors; member of George Washington University Philadelphia Region Alumni Club and Athletic Liaison, 1971 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America Troop 185, Committee Chairperson, 1994 - Present
  • Wyncote Civic Association, Member and Past President, 1979 - Present
  • Big Bass Lake Community Association, Past President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1986 - 1992


 

Articles & Presentations

6 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Among 2017 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars // May 12, 2017
The Philadelphia intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that six of its IP attorneys have been named 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Partner Speaks at Joint Patent Practice CLE // May 1, 2017
Alan S. Nadel presents on international patent law at JPPCLE in New York Read more

Panitch Schwarze Partner Speaks at Joint Patent Practice CLE // April 27, 2017
Alan S. Nadel presents on international patent law at JPPCLE in New York Read more

Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named 2017 'IP Stars' // April 10, 2017
Pennsylvania intellectual property lawyers named among top IP attorneys by Managing Intellectual Property Read more

7 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Among 2017 'Best Lawyers in America' // August 15, 2016
The intellectual property law firm of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys have been named to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Read more

Chambers USA Ranks Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Among Top IP Attorneys for 2016 // May 31, 2016
Pennsylvania IP lawyers ranked among top intellectual property practitioners in United States. Read more

Thomson Reuters Names 10 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Among 2016 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars // May 13, 2016
Philadelphia and Wilmington IP lawyers listed among Pennsylvania’s and Delaware’s elite attorneys. Read more

Partner Alan Nadel Speaks On U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Litigation Alternatives // September 11, 2015
Patent attorney Alan Nadel of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP will present a CLE on effective strategies to manage patent and trademark litigation. Read more

7 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named to 2016 'Best Lawyers in America' // August 17, 2015
Pennsylvania and Delaware intellectual property attorneys of Panitch Schwarze have been recognized by peers for excellence in IP law. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Recognized as 'Leaders in their Field' in Chambers USA 2015 // June 16, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, and Clark A. Jablon have been ranked as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2015 Chambers & Partners USA Directory in the field of Intellectual Property law. Read more

10 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2015 // May 15, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, and Frederick A. Tecce have been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list as five of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2015. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named 2015 'IP Stars' // April 15, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, an intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce that attorneys Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, and Alan S. Nadel have been named 2015 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property, a leading source of news and analysis on intellectual property issues worldwide.  Read more

6 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named in 'Best Lawyers in America' 2015 // August 19, 2014
Intellectual Property attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP were included in the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers recognized each of these attorneys for their Intellectual Property practice. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Recognized as 'Leaders in their Field' in Chambers USA 2014 // July 10, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, and Clark A. Jablon have been ranked as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2014 Chambers & Partners USA Directory for the field of Intellectual Property. Read more

9 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2014 // May 23, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel and Frederick A. Tecce have been selected to the Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" list as five of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2013. Read more

7 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' for 2014 // August 15, 2013
Intellectual Property attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP were included in the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers recognized each of these attorneys for their Intellectual Property practice. In addition, Ronald L. Panitch was named the 'Best Lawyers' 2014 Philadelphia Litigation - Patent "Lawyer of the Year." Read more

9 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2013 // May 17, 2013
Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" 2013 lists four attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP as top lawyers in the state along with five attorneys as Pennsylvania "Rising Stars." Read more

Foreign Filing and PCT Practice and Procedures // March 21, 2013
A presentation on foreign filing and PCT practices and procedures will be givenby  William W. Schwarze, Esq. and Alan S. Nadel, Esq., partners at Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario & Nadel, LLP. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel Intellectual Property Lawyers Named 'Best Lawyers in America' // September 17, 2012
Five Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP attorneys were chosen by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. A listing in this publication is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a singular honor. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Earns High Rankings in 2012 Chambers USA Guide // July 11, 2012
The boutique IP law firm of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP earned five lawyer rankings for intellectual property lawyers in Pennsylvania in this year’s Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The five lawyers recognized by Chambers include Founding Partners Ronald Panitch, William Schwarze, Martin Belisario, Alan Nadel and Clark Jablon. Read more

Panitch Schwarze IP Attorney Alan Nadel Speaks on the Ethics of Patenting the Human Genome // April 12, 2012
Panitch Schwarze partner, Alan Nadel, will be discussing "The Human Blueprint Up For Sale? The Ethics of Patenting the Human Genome and other Materials of Nature under US Law and Jewish Ethics" on April 24 at the firm in Philadelphia, Pa. Read more

7 IP Attorneys with Panitch Schwarze Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2012 // March 23, 2012
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario and Alan S. Nadel have been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list 4 of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Hosts Leahy-Smith America Invents Act Live Seminar & Webinar // December 16, 2011
Panitch Schwarze attorneys Alan Nadel, Clark Jablon, John Simmons, and Dennis Butler hosted a live seminar and webcast entitled “Leahy-Smith America Invents Act” on November 30, 2011. The presentation discussed major changes found in the sweeping new law including the introduction of the first-tofile system, the post grant review proceedings, and the impact this will have on patent litigation. Read more

Leahy-Smith America Invents Act - Live Seminar & Webinar // November 30, 2011
Panitch Schwarze attorneys Alan Nadel, Clark Jablon, John Simmons, and Dennis Butler hosted a live seminar and webcast entitled "Leahy-Smith America Invents Act" on November 30, 2011. Read more

4 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named 'Best Lawyers in America' for 2012 // November 18, 2011
Four attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012-2013. In addition, the firm was ranked in the Best Law Firms rankings, published in November’s U.S. News and World Report’s Money issue. Read more

IP Partner at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel Speaks at Law Review CLE // April 25, 2011
Alan S. Nadel, a Partner at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP was a speaker at the LawReviewCle’s “Introduction to Copyright, Trademark & other Intellectual Property Law CLE” on March 31, 2011, at the Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia. Read more

Honors & Awards

  • Selected as a "Leader in the Field" of Intellectual Property for Pennsylvania by Chambers & Partners USA, 2003 - Present
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Intellectual Property, 2006 - Present
  • Named a  Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer," 2004 - present, by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 1988 - Present
  • Athletic Hall of Fame, The George Washington University, 1991
  • Alumni Service Achievement Award, The George Washington University Alumni Association, 1991
  • Distinguished Alumni Service Achievement Award, The George Washington University Alumni Association, 2007
  • Shin Award, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 2008
  • Shofar Award, Jewish Committee on Scouting, 2009
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1965
     

Blog

May 3, 2016
The Defend Trade Secrets Act: What IP-Driven Companies Need to Know
By Alan S. Nadel, Esq. When we wrote recently about trade secrets, we noted that enforcement in the United States fell largely to state laws modeled on the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA), first drafted in 1979. With its signing in February 2016 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, though, the United States obliged itself to enact... Read more

Get To Know

Mr. Nadel volunteers his time with numerous community associations including the Boy Scouts of America, Wyncote Civic Association, Congregation Adath Jeshurun and the Big Bass Lake Community Association. He has also served as a board member for  The George Washington University organizations such as the Alumni Association, Law School Alumni Association, Philadelphia Region Alumni Club and Athletic Liaison and was an Emeritus Member  of the Columbian College National Council of Arts and Sciences.
 

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