Nicholas R. Valenti - Associate
Nicholas R. Valenti - Associate

Nicholas R. Valenti

Ext. 115 / Direct Dial 315-352-5287

Nick advises technology companies, entrepreneurs, inventors, influencers, and investors on a wide-range of legal issues, including business formation, licensing, finance, and corporate governance. He provides clients with practical and cost-effective solutions to their legal and business problems.
As a licensed patent attorney, Nick is particularly adept at advising on intellectual property issues. He assists clients with identifying valuable intellectual property and protecting and monetizing it. Nick also helps clients identify and resolve intellectual property issues before they become contentious. He assists clients with patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright issues.

Nick is also a seasoned litigator and has obtained favorable outcomes for clients in a wide range of complex disputes. He has an outstanding ability to anticipate the course of litigation, allowing him to frequently put his clients in an advantageous position early in litigation. Nick has represented litigants in federal courts in New York, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Louisiana. He recently obtained a full defense verdict in a patent infringement suit in federal court and a preliminary injunction in litigation between two publicly traded companies in federal court.

Nick is a native of Upstate New York. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked as an engineer for a well-known semiconductor manufacturer. After law school, he practiced law at Baker Donelson in Nashville, Tennessee. Nick also has international experience, having worked at a large law firm in Shanghai, China.

Nick returned to Upstate New York in 2018 and lives with his wife and two children in Baldwinsville. He enjoys teaching his children how to swim and boat on the beautiful lakes in the area, especially Lake George.

  • 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. 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, LLV v. Edge AQ, 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. SmileDirect Club, LLC, 1:17-cv-09533 (S.D.N.Y) – Defended patent infringement claim.
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Nuclear Engineering & Engineering Physics, B.S.)
  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of Florida
  • State Bar of Washington
  • State Bar of Tennessee
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Bars of the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Federal Circuits.
  • Bars of the United States District Courts for the Northern, Western, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York; Southern District of Florida; and Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Tennessee.
  • “Commercial Arbitration Awards Possibly Subject to Increased Judicial Scrutiny,” Intellectual Asset management Reports
  • “Private Entities Use Sovereign immunity to Protect Patents from PTAB Review,” Intellectual Asset management Reports
  • “Supreme Court to Review Exclusion of Disparaging Remarks from Federal Trademark Registration,” Intellectual Asset management Reports
  • “Federal Circuit Distinguishes between Tests for Obvious and Patent-Eligible Subject Matter,” Intellectual Asset management Reports
  • 2019 Super Lawyers’ Rising Star

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