A 2019 Super Lawyers® rising star, Nick Valenti has obtained favorable outcomes for clients in a wide range of intellectual property and business disputes. Clients look to him for his ability to quickly identify outcome determinative legal and factual issues, including those appearing to be insignificant early on but proving pivotal down the road. Colleagues acknowledge Mr. Valenti moves quickly and diligently and is often the first attorney to have a comprehensive theory of the case. By moving quickly, Mr. Valenti directs the course of litigation and puts clients in an advantageous position from the start.
Mr. Valenti handles all types of complex matters, especially those involving intellectual property. He has represented litigants in federal courts in New York, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Louisiana. He’s battled for clients against colossuses like AT&T, Microsoft, and Mars. He has the experience to take a case from start to finish.
Mr. Valenti holds a juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering and physics engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also has substantial international legal experience and spent several years early in his career working in the intellectual property departments of large law firms in Shanghai, China and Bangkok, Thailand. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Valenti worked as an engineer for a well-known semiconductor manufacturer.
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D,
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S. in Nuclear Engineering / Physics Engineering
- State Bar of New York
- State Bar of Washington
- State Bar of Tennessee
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Bars of the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Sixth, and Federal Circuits.
- Bars of the United States District Courts for the Northern, Western, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York; and the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Tennessee.
- Total Rebuild, Inc. v. PHC Fluid Power, LLC, 6:15-cv-01855 (W.D.La) – Defended patent infringement and unfair competition case involving pressure testing systems.
- Mars, Inc. et al. v. Rondo Feed GmbH & Co. KG, 3:18-cv-00409 (M.D.Tenn.) – Defended patent infringement, trademark infringement, and trade dress infringement case involving pet products.
- WTS Paradigm, LLC v. EdgeAQ, LLC, 3:15-cv-00330 (W.D.Wis.) – Litigated patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation claims.
- Louisiana-Pacific Corporation v. James Hardie Building Products, Inc., 3:18-cv-00447 (M.D.Tenn.) – Litigated unfair competition claims under the Lanham Act and state law and claims for violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act.
- Forever Gifts, Inc. v. Quanxin Lighting & Electrical (USA) Inc., 6:17-cv-00635 (E.D.Tex.) – Defended patent infringement claims.
- Glo Science, Inc. v. SmileDirectClub, LLC, 1:17-cv-09533 (S.D.N.Y.) – Defended patent infringement claims.
- “Commercial Arbitration Awards Possibly Subject to Increased Judicial Scrutiny,” Intellectual Asset Management Reports (October 2017)
- “Private Entities Use Sovereign Immunity to Protect Patents from PTAB Review,” Intellectual Asset Management International Reports (September 2017)
- “Supreme Court to Review Exclusion of Disparaging Remarks from Federal Trademark Registration,” Intellectual Asset Management International Reports (October 2016)
- “Federal Circuit Distinguishes between Tests for Obvious and Patent-Eligible Subject Matter,” Intellectual Asset Management International Papers (July 2016)
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Areas of Focus
We focus on solving our clients’ legal problems in intellectual property and technology areas. As Intellectual Property & Litigation Attorneys, we’d be happy to represent you.
- Life sciences and biotechnology
- Construction and development
Professional Honors & Activities
- Licensed for 6 years