The Newark, NJ office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) recently welcomed Frank L. Politano as a partner in its intellectual property practice. Politano came to the firm from AT&T Corp.
Mr. Politano's practice focuses on trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and licensing. His experience includes clearing and protecting brand and trade names; licensing or assigning intellectual property rights; and litigating matters related to trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, dilution, entertainment law and related intellectual property issues.
'Intellectual property matters are among the most pressing for our clients,' said Anthony P. La Rocco, K&LNG Newark's administrative partner. 'Frank strengthens our already formidable intellectual property group throughout the firm. Our clients, who operate in diverse markets nationally and internationally, will benefit from his global intellectual property experience.'
Kirkpatrick also recently announced winners of its second consecutive civics essay contest for eighth-grade students at Newark's Robert Treat Academy Charter School. The top three winning essays provided perspectives about the importance of citizenship, presidential authority and democracy. K&LNG awarded a total of $4,000 to the winners, Melissa Picon (first place), Luis Sanchez (second place) and Xanthia Almodovar (third place).
The contest was organized by K&LNG Newark's Diversity Committee, spearheaded by Newark partner David Kwon and K&LNG's Chief Diversity Officer, Carl Cooper.