Thomas J. Romano

Intellectual Property Attorney

T.J. Romano focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and counseling. He represents both domestic and international clients on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters in a wide array of technology areas and industries.

T.J. spent six months working from Munich, Germany alongside European colleagues to gain a better understanding of the European intellectual property laws and business marketplace.

Prior to law school, T.J. worked in business strategy consulting in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical-device industries. He also worked in business development for a company that develops business-operations software for healthcare providers. During law school, he clerked for a business and litigation firm in Eugene, Oregon, and worked for a jury consultant.

tj@kolitchromano.com

Education

J.D.         
University of Oregon School of Law Editor on the Oregon Law Review; Member of the Moot Court Board. Order of the Coif

B.S. cum laude, Chemistry
Tufts University

Bar Admissions, Court Admissions, Professional Organizations

  • Oregon State Bar (Member at Large, Executive Committee, Intellectual Property Section 2011-2016)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Bar Foundation (Fellow, 2016 – Present)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA) (Member of the Enforcement Committee 2014-2017)
  • Oregon Patent Law Association (OPLA)
  • Multnomah County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • World’s Leading Trademark Professionals World Trademark Review® 2015-2018
  • Selected for inclusion in the Oregon Super Lawyers® Rising Star Edition in 2008, 2009, 2013-2016, Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Portland, OR 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated Lawyer, AV® Preeminent™
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Publications and Speaking Engagements