T.J. Romano

Founding Partner | 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.


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