NEWARK, NJ—Mark H. Anania, a partner at McCarter & English, LLP, has been named President of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA), the leading association of intellectual property practitioners in the state. His term began on January 1, 2021.
Founded more than 70 years ago, NJIPLA is devoted to educating its members and the public about IP and its protection under the law. NJIPLA includes hundreds of practicing IP attorneys, patent agents, law students, and interested individuals primarily from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.
One of Anania’s goals as President is to begin a new mentorship program that will create an opportunity for new and stronger relationships to develop among association members. While NJIPLA has continued to provide its educational content through online webinars and meetings since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, these events have not been able to foster personal connections among attendees, which has had the greatest impact on the more junior members who are just starting their careers in IP law.
Before becoming President, Anania had been a member of NJIPLA’s Board of Managers since 2017 and served in a number of roles, including Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
At McCarter, Anania litigates patent and other IP disputes in the District of New Jersey and other courts across the country for clients in various industries. He also is experienced in advising clients in IP portfolio management, counseling, and transactional matters. In addition to practicing law, Anania is active in the golf business and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey State Golf Association. Anania graduated magna cum laude and with honors from Colgate University in 2004 and earned his J.D. in 2007 from Rutgers Law School, where he was a Research Editor for the Rutgers Law Review. He resides in Maplewood with his wife and three young children.