Frank L. Politano - K&L Gates

Frank L. Politano

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: -973-848-4150

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.

Boston UniversityBA Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Client Comments

"Frank Politano is knowledgeable, responsive, and practical in advice and the drafting of documents. He has a pleasant personality, too."

"Frank Politano is very responsive. His fees are very fair in light of work performed. He gives excellent counsel as to issues and solutions. We have a number of startup companies and have used Frank exclusively on these matters."

-Joan Papadakis
Presidential Suites

"Frank Politano is an excellent lawyer with a keen interest in commercial matters and experience of working in-house. He brings business acumen to the table."

"We have requested over 20 trademarks in various businesses through Frank Politano. Each has presented various challenges. We have been successful thanks to his guidance."

-Joan Papadakis
Presidential Suites

Office Location

One Newark Center, 10th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102-5285
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent

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