"With patent law so rapidly changing and evolving, our clients deserve lawyers who not only keep up with the changes, but know how to best navigate the new rules and procedures.”
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Nada J. Ardeleanu draws from her engineering background and experience in her legal practice, which focuses primarily on foreign and domestic patent preparation and prosecution, IP litigation, opinion and clearance work, due diligence, IP transactional work, trademark matters, and international IP protection. While the majority of her clients are large corporations, Nada also often works with small businesses and start-ups. They represent a wide range of technical sectors and industries, including these:
Before becoming a lawyer, Nada worked as an engineer for approximately eight years with 3M Company and Abbott Laboratories. At 3M, she worked in the areas of home and commercial cleaning products using antimicrobial technologies. She was involved with product research and development and plant scale-up of processes. At Abbott Labs, she first worked as a manufacturing engineer assigned to the production of antibiotics and worked in the area of fermentation finishing and equipment validations. Later, as a process support engineer, Nada developed and validated pharmaceutical cleaning protocols that complied with regulatory standards for the manufacture of numerous antibiotic products.
In addition to English, Nada is fluent in the common Slavic language that is spoken in the East European countries of Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia. She is also semi-fluent in Romanian and has an elementary proficiency in French.
Flavorchem Corp. v. Flavorchem International Inc., N.D. Ill. (Trademark infringement, false designation of origin, false advertising and unfair competition, dilution.) Represented defendant in trademark infringement action involving industrial flavoring products. Settlement reached.
Nordstrom Consulting, Inc. et al. v. M&S Technologies, Inc. et al., N.D. Ill. (Copyright infringement, copyright ownership, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, breach of contract, fraud, deceptive trade practices, unfair competition, conversion, intentional interference with prospective business relationships, unjust enrichment, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, libel, slander, trade secret misappropriation.) Represented defendant in action involving computer software. Settlement reached.
WMH Tool Group, Inc. v. Grizzly Industrial, Inc. and Woodstock International, Inc., N.D. Ill. (Trademark and trade dress infringement, false advertising, false designation of origin and unfair competition, dilution, counterfeit goods, Tariff Act, counterfeit marks, unknown deceptive trade practices, consumer fraud and deceptive business practices, Illinois Trademark Registration and Protection Act.) Represented plaintiff in preliminary injunction action involving consumer woodworking and metalworking machinery. Settlement reached.