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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

1177 Avenue Of The Americas

New York, New York 10036

United States

Company Description

About Kramer Levin's Women's Initiative: Kramer Levin provides its women attorneys with the opportunity, education and support to develop outstanding practices and become leaders both inside and outside the firm. The Women's Initiative Committee develops ... more

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Employment History

In-House Intellectual Property Counsel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide , Inc.


New Jersey Institute of Technology

Vice President and Associate General Counsel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide , Inc.

Vice President and Associate General Counsel

ITT Corporation


American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Association of Corporate Patent Counsel


New York Intellectual Property Law Association



Electrical Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology


Seton Hall Law School


Seton Hall University School of Law

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The Kramer Levin team was comprised of Firm Co-Chair and Litigation Partner Gary P. Naftalis, Litigation Partner Michael S. Oberman, IP Partner Peter A. Abruzzese and Litigation Associate Jared I. Heller.

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Peter A. Abruzzese Partner

Mr. Abruzzese's practice focuses primarily on trademarks, patents, copyrights, technology, software, e-commerce and other intellectual property rights as well as the licensing and other transactional matters involving intellectual property rights.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Abruzzese served for 25 years as intellectual property counsel to ITT Corporation. For the last nine years he was Associate General Counsel-Intellectual Property, General Patent Counsel, Department Manager and Vice President of ITT. He maintained the same position and titles at Starwood Hotels & Resorts following its acquisition of ITT in 1998 and continued to be responsible for the full range of intellectual property activities of the companies of ITT and now Starwood, including Sheraton, Caesars Palace, Westin and Starwood. He was also responsible for the intellectual property activity of the formerly owned businesses of ITT Defense, ITT Automotive, ITT Semiconductors, ITT World Directories, Madison Square Garden, ITT Educational Services and the WBIS-TV Station.
Mr. Abruzzese's legal, management and administrative responsibilities included preparation and negotiation of transactional contracts for trademark, technology and other IP licenses, acquisitions and divestitures, software system development, transitional services, and joint ventures; the clearance, filing, prosecution and policing of an extensive trademark portfolio; assuring that the trademark license and franchise contracts for the Sheraton and Westin Hotels adapted to each country's laws and regulations; legal and contract support for Caesars' active merchandising licensing program; and WBIS-TV promotional development contracts.

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