Jeff Catalano focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and patent disputes. He has represented clients before federal courts, arbitrators, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and the International Trade Commission.
Jeff is particularly well known for his in-depth experience related to fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing of standards-essential patents, specifically in the telecommunications and networking sectors. His substantial FRAND-related experience includes patent valuation, assessments of licensing terms for individual patents as well as patent portfolios, and litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including FRAND-related affirmative defenses and rate setting proceedings.
Clients trust Jeff with high-stakes, contentious litigation matters that often have tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars on the line. He has both the trial experience and the negotiation skills demanded by these cases. Jeff is adept at seeing the bigger picture beyond an individual dispute, and recommending the optimal course of action that will best serve his client’s business. By using this innovative approach, Jeff engages with his clients as a true partner, making their goals and concerns his own, fighting to achieve the optimal results.
Jeff is always thinking forward, taking pride in understanding his clients’ business needs while working to mitigate the business disruption and risks they face, all while helping maximize the value of his clients’ intellectual property.