Mr. Politano has over 35 years of intellectual property law experience, including global experience in brand and software licensing. He provides counsel to clients with respect to a variety of trademark, copyright, unfair competition, infringement, dilution, affirmative and defensive litigation, patent, entertainment law, and other intellectual property matters. He also advises clients in licensing, assigning and valuing intellectual property, as well as performing due diligence with respect to intellectual property rights involved in merger and acquisition transactions. Another area of his experience relates to counseling standards setting organizations on a wide spectrum of legal issues.
Mr. Politano has represented clients in numerous federal and state litigations concerning trademark and service mark infringement, patent infringement and validity, interpretation of licensing contracts, and general unfair competition matters. He has also worked in an advisory role in several trademark infringement suits in Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Politano was in-house trademark and copyright counsel at a multinational telecommunications company where he was responsible for its global trademark and copyright portfolio.
Mr. Politano has been recognized by his peers by being selected for the New Jersey Super Lawyers list 2010 - 2014. He has been listed in The Legal 500 for many years and in Chambers USA, 2010 - 2015.
Mr. Politano has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Litigation (Intellectual Property and Patent) since 2013.
Inventor: U.S. Patent No. 7,792,740 dated 7 September 2010.