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Andrew J. Hollander

Andrew J. Hollander

K&L Gates LLP

Newark, NJ, USA

Mr. Hollander is of counsel in the firm’s intellectual property practice group where his broad practice includes counseling, trademark and patent procurement, and litigation.

He is experienced in representing clients on issues relating to trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, e-commerce, the Internet, computer hardware and software, licensing, brand management, and advertising.  Mr. Hollander also counsels on evolving legal issues related to social media.  Formerly head of an in-house intellectual property department, he drafts corporate policies, including social media policies and computer use and electronic communications policies.  Additionally, he advises on portfolio management strategies, IP due diligences and audits, and mergers and acquisition transactions.

Mr. Hollander manages global trademark portfolios comprising thousands of trademarks in more than 140 countries.  His diverse industry experience includes high technology – including computer software and hardware issues – and online services, travel, health and beauty aids, consumer packaged goods, and financial institutions. He is registered to practice with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Hollander was Vice President of Intellectual Property for a $4 billion dollar global company where he was responsible for portfolio management, patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, Internet issues including cybersquatting and keywords, and advertising law. Mr. Hollander also practiced at two leading law firms where he engaged in IP counseling, prosecution, and litigation.

  • Panelist, “Due Diligence of IP Assets,” PLI’s IP Issues in Business Transactions 2013 Conference, January 3-4, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Social Media Law: Who Owns Your Tweets?,” The Foundation Center / Nonprofit Technology Network, March 2012.
  • Co-Speaker, “Social Media Policy: Building, Monitoring and Enforcing,” ALM’s Virtual LegalTech webcast, March 2012.
  • Panelist, “Understanding the Legal Issues in Social Networking,” The Knowledge Congress webcast, February 2012.
  • Moderator, “The Evolving Aftermath of Licensing Agreements: Keeping Track of What is Important to Ensure Their Success,” K&L Gates and BDO technology and life sciences seminar, October 2011.
  • Co-Chair, “Ethics and Intellectual Property: Patent Law Developments, the Oracle v. SAP Verdict, and New Social Media Issues,” West Thomson Reuters webcast, December 2010.
  • Co-Chair, “Ethics and IP Due Diligence in View of Bilski v. Kappos and Sarbanes-Oxley,” West Thomson Reuters webcast, June 2010.
  • Speaker, “Successful Tools for IP Due Diligence -- Keys to Getting the Deal Done,” National Constitution Center webcast, June 2010.
  • Panelist, “International Intellectual Property,” Rutgers Law School, presenting on international trademark protection strategies, April 2010.
  • Co-Chair, “Intellectual Property Due Diligence and Ethics: Avoiding Ethics and Securities Violations,” West Thomson Reuters webcast, December 2009.
  • Co-Chair, “Intellectual Property Due Diligence and Audit Boot Camp: Identify Invaluable IP Assets and Rights,” West Thomson Reuters event, New York City, June 2009.
  • Co-Chair, Corporate Patent Congress 2007, New York City, January 2007.
  • Contributor, “Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions: Investment, Risk Assessment and Management,” West Thomson, 2010-13 editions.
  • “Five Things You Should Know to Manage Legal Risk From Social Media,” New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association Newsletter, August 2012.
  • Quoted in “Patents: A Global Primer,” New Jersey Business Magazine, June 2012.
  • “Social Media, Cloud Computing and Mobility in the Life Sciences,” LifeSciTrends, September 2011.
  • “Before Investing in the Next Big Thing, Make Sure You Protect the Brand,” Enterprise, 3Q 2011.
  • Contributor, “Assets & Finance: Audits and Valuation of Intellectual Property,” West Thomson, 2010-11 editions.
  • “Identity Theft and Phishing,” New York Intellectual Property Law Assn. Bulletin, November 2005.
  • “Patenting Computer Data Structures: The Ghost, The Machine, and the Federal Circuit,” Duke Law & Technology Review, December 2003.
Professional/Civic Activities
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Trustee, Chatham, N.J., Public Library Board of Trustees

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 1991
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 1984
  • M.S., Fordham University, 2003 (Computer Science) (Recipient of the Herbert W. Bomzer award for the outstanding graduate student in Computer Science)

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