Nazish focuses her practice on intellectual property with an emphasis on patent prosecution. Her patent prosecution experience includes representing clients in all aspects of preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications in a number of diverse technology areas, including biological arts, computer software, medical devices, user interfaces, athletic equipment, database management and search systems; supply chain and manufacturing systems, telecommunications and mechanical arts. Nazish’s work includes drafting patent applications and patentability opinions, managing foreign patent applications, and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Nazish also provides recommendations on how clients can effectively protect their intellectual property.
Prior to focusing her practice on intellectual property, Nazish spent several years practicing complex civil litigation, including federal multidistrict litigation and consolidated state court actions, with an emphasis on product liability issues involving pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. She represented major U.S. and international corporations and individual clients on various phases of the litigation from early case assessment and discovery through dispositive motion practice and trial preparation.
Outside of her IP work, Nazish is passionate about advancing women and diverse attorneys in the legal profession. She has been actively involved in the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts since she started her career at the firm, including managing the Shook Scholars Institute, a diversity and inclusion-focused development program concentrated on litigation and trial skills, leadership, and career success competencies underrepresented attorneys. She is also on the firm’s Search Committee and actively involved in the firm’s recruitment efforts and summer associate programs. Nazish has also mentored junior associates as part of the firm's mentoring program.
During law school, Nazish clerked for the Office of General Counsel in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she drafted opinion letters and prepared various litigation documents, and researched Medicaid, Medicare and other health care regulations. In addition, Nazish interned with the University of Kansas Center for Technology Commercialization, where she performed prior art searches and drafted patentability opinions, confidentiality disclosure agreements, and technology licensing agreements.
Manufacturing Litigation – How Plaintiff Advertising Affects Mass Tort Litigation, Shook, Hardy & Bacon's Update of the Law, Kansas City, Mo. (June 2016).
Regulation of Drug Manufacturing, Food and Drug Law Institute’s Introduction to Drug Law and Regulation Course, Washington, D.C. (April 2016).