Frank’s practice focuses on
intellectual property litigation. Frank has successfully tried patent,
trademark, trade secret and copyright cases in Federal Courts nationwide, the Courts
of Appeals for the Sixth and Federal Circuits, and the International Trade
Commission. As a registered patent attorney, Frank is authorized to practice
before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Frank has been lead counsel for a
wide variety of clients, from individuals to major corporations, in intellectual
property and commercial litigation matters.
His litigation experience spans across various technologies and
industries including, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial
technologies, food and beverage, and home appliances.
Frank is also the Co-Chair of
Brooks Kushman’s Post Grant Proceedings practice. He works with clients to
challenge or defend patents via the new administrative trial procedures created
under the America Invents Act (AIA). In addition to counseling clients, he has
been a vital component to developing Brooks Kushman’s Post Grant Proceedings
practice by mentoring and training other attorneys.
Frank also serves on the Board of
Directors for Challenge Detroit, a revitalization effort designed to attract
and retain new talent into the City of Detroit.
Ford Global Technologies, LLC v Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc., et al. — Successfully enforced numerous design patents against infringing auto parts
Latentier, LLC v International Paper Co. — After multi-year patent litigation, obtained complete victory for defendant.
Great American Restaurant Co. v Domino's Pizza LLC, et al. — After multi-year trademark litigation, obtained complete victory for defendant.
Paice LLC v Ford Motor Company — Filed 25 IPRs for Ford against patent plaintiff asserting patents with hundreds of claims.
IEE v Takata — Successfully resolved case such that IEE received compensation after Takata initiated patent infringement allegations.