Nicholas A. Zachariades, Ph.D.

Nicholas A. Zachariades, Ph.D.

Telephone: 561.625.6575
Facsimile: 561.625.6572

  • New England School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Emory University, Ph.D., 1991
  • University of Kansas, B.A., 1983
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Professional Affiliations:
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • BioFlorida, Southeastern Chapter - Co-Chair
  • The Association of University Technology Managers - Organizing Committee for the Eastern Region Meeting
  • Boston Patent Law Association, 2000-2004
  • Boston Bar Association, 2000-2004
  • South African Medical and Dental Council, 1991-1998
Honors and Awards
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2014
Selected Publications
  • Author, "Stem Cells: Intellectual Property Issues in Regenerative Medicine," Stem Cells and Development, Vol. 22, Suppl. 1, 2013
  • Co-author, "Supreme Court Rules That Federally Funded Inventions Are Not Automatically Owned by Universities," Duane Morris Alert, June 8, 2011
  • Co-author, "Developing a Strategy for Foreign Patent Filing," Optics and Photonics News, 19(9): 8-9, September 2008
  • Co-author, "Genomic Strain Differentiation of Rift Valley Fever Isolates," Submitted
  • Co-author, "Experimental Inoculation of Plants and Animals with Ebola Virus," Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2(4): 320-325, 1996
  • Co-author, "Detection of Rabies Viruses in Saliva of Human Patients by Polymerase Chain Reactions," Submitted
  • Co-author, "Cytolysis of Adenovirus-infected Murine Fibroblasts by IFN-primed Macrophages Is TNF-and Contact-dependent," Cellular Immunology, 157: 223-238, 1994
  • Co-author, "Both Tumor Necrosis Factor and Nitric Oxide Participate in Lysis of Simian Virus 40-Transformed Cells by Activated Microphages," Journal of Immunology; 149, 2114-2122, 1992
Selected Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "Understanding the America Invents Act," World Stem Cell Summit 2013, San Diego, California, December 4, 2013.
  • Speaker, "Navigating the Landscape of Intellectual Property Law: A Training Session for Businesspeople," World Stem Cell Summit 2012, West Palm Beach, Florida, December 3, 2012
  • Panelist, "From Formation to Funding: What Keeps Entrepreneurs Up At Night," University of Florida’s Innovation Hub, January 26, 2012
  • Panelist, "The Shifting Landscape of Intellectual Property Law and Its Impact on the Future of Regenerative Medicine," 8th World Stem Cell Summit, Pasadena, California, December 5, 2011

Nicholas A. Zachariades, Ph.D., practices in the area of intellectual property law with a focus in patent opinion counseling and patent procurement, in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields. Dr. Zachariades has extensive experience in the fields of biotechnology, immunology, small molecules, molecular biology, regenerative medicine, virology, vaccines and oncology. Additionally, Dr. Zachariades has written and prosecuted patent applications in both the United States and abroad in new and cutting edge technologies in the fields of virology, immunology, genetics, molecular genetics, plant genetics, genetically modified plants, molecular immunology, stem cell therapies, RNA based therapies, bioinformatics, biochip arrays - DNA and protein chips, pharmaceutical and small molecule patents.

Dr. Zachariades focused his doctoral research on cellular immune recognition of pathogens and the mechanisms involved in stimulating immune responses. His postdoctoral studies at Stanford Medical School were directed to identifying those genes in the Major Histocompatibility Complex involved in autoimmune diseases. At Harvard Medical School his work was related to vaccinology, using Salmonella typhimurium as a model, and studying the mechanisms of the immune responses generated by different the vaccine antigens. In South Africa, Dr. Zachariades studied the molecular genetics of Ebola virus, Rift Valley Fever virus and Rabies virus. During his tenure there, he set up the vaccinology department and studied neo-natal immune responses to vaccines given to infants born to HIV-infected mothers.

Dr. Zachariades also taught immunology and virology, and has presented at both national and international scientific conferences. He was the recipient of many prestigious grants by the National Institutes of Health, the Cancer Research Institute, and the Poliomyelitis Foundation. He was awarded a Major Impact Study grant for his work on HIV and neonatal vaccine responses.