Frank M. Caprio - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Frank M. Caprio

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 256-517-5142

Frank Caprio chairs the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He focuses on intellectual property law and assists clients in the protection and use of their intellectual property rights, and in the litigation of various technology-related disputes involving patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and computer issues. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America in both Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law.

He is a retired Naval Flight Officer and Mission Commander having served in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s in active duty and reserve squadrons flying the Lockheed P-3 Orion Aircraft, conducting Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Missions. He also worked in industry as an engineer providing technical analysis and program management to projects that included missile programs, warhead testing, and six-degree of freedom simulations.

Frank regularly speaks on IP issues to business owners and lawyer associations, and has held leadership positions in his local and state bar associations. Frank is active in community service and has served as a Board member for Huntsville Hospital, YMCA, Biztec (business incubator), Chamber of Commerce, Emergency Management Agency, and the Vanderbilt NROTC Advisory Board.

He and his wife Lisa have three children, Mark, Camille and Maria.

Vanderbilt UniversityUniversity of Alabama, HuntsvilleUniversity of Alabama School of LawJ.D. 1990
Huntsville Hospital Governing Authority Farrah Law SocietyAlabama Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationHuntsville Madison County Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Client Comments

"Frank has been our corporate lead attorney almost from the company's inception over 18 years ago. His energy and expertise is a major factor in our success. He was responsible for our first patent and most of the 20-some we now have, an important "fortress" protecting our IP. Frank is a great attorney, and a good friend. "

"Smartest lawyer I know, great technical background for IP work."

"Frank Caprio is highly skilled on the issues and is very accessible. He has a superior ability to communicate with a client. Perhaps equally important, he is watchful of the client's dollar."

-Joseph Levin, Jr.
Southern Poverty Law Center

"Frank Caprio made an effort to learn about Corr Wireless before representing the company. He is able to explain in a clear and precise way how to address the issue at hand. He exemplifies patience and understanding of the people he deals with and focuses on the issue at hand. I feel very comfortable in dealing with Frank and knowing he possess the legal skills a business needs. He is not only an excellent intellectual property attorney, but a valuable asset to the company as well."

-Tom Buchanan
General Counsel
Corr Wireless

"Mr. Caprio is an excellent attorney. We have used him for the past seven-plus years for most all trademark issues. He is a pleasure to work with, and is timely in responding to all questions. I would highly recommend Mr. Caprio. "

-Amanda Teyeb
Marketing Coordinator
Centiva by International Floors of America, Inc.

"Frank Caprio has acted promptly and with practical advice on our behalf on numerous issues over the past several years. It is very important to us, as a fast growing entrepreneurial company, to get to the "nuts and bolts" of an issue quickly. Frank has done an excellent job of helping us focus on things that count in contractual relationships with our Fortune 500 customers. With his advice, we have been successful in avoiding so called "standard terms" that may have a negative impact on the future success of our company. Frank is very quick to grasp the essence of our high technology business issues and thus saves us time in dealing with challenges facing our company. He is a trusted advisor that we rely upon with confidence. "

-Michael McCarty
VP Chief Operating Officer
Applied OLAP Inc.

"Frank Caprio has been providing outstanding legal counsel to AEgis Technologies for more than 10 years. His significant experience and background in engineering allows him to be particularly insightful on many issues associated with our technology company. He has provided expert advice on complex trademark, copyright, patent, and other intellectual property challenges. Frank is extremely ethical, an excellent communicator, very responsive, and easy to work with. I would certainly recommend Frank as one of the Best Lawyers in America."

-Steve Hill
AEgis Technologies

"Mr. Caprio is one of the hardest working and most competent attorneys I know. With an engineering background he has an eye for detail and has done a great job in representing our company with regards to protecting our trademarks and branding. Mr. Caprio is well-known and sought out by companies that have complicated engineering or scientific intellectual property that not only needs to be protected but also positioned to realize its full value as it relates to the strategic goals of its owners. I personally recommend him to anyone needing top-notch legal counsel."

-Robert Mayes
BlueCreek Investment Partners, LLC

"Frank Caprio is a delight to work with. He is responsive, responsible, well-organized, and creative. He has helped me to see possibilities that other attorneys have not. "

-Lynne Berry
Berry Millsaps Properties

"Frank Caprio has been legal counsel for our non-profit hospital foundation for many years. He provides expert advice, outstanding service, and I trust him completely. Frank is intelligent, confident, tenacious and diligently works on behalf of his clients and their best interests."

-Candace Burnett
Huntsville Hospital Foundation

"Frank Caprio is a lawyer's lawyer--insightful, direct, and accessible. "

-Richard Cohen
Southern Company

Office Location

200 Clinton Avenue West, Suite 900
Huntsville, AL 35801-4900
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Copyright Law of the Huntsville Metro Area
Frank M. Caprio has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Copyright Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Patent Law
Trade Secrets Law
Trademark Law