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Frank is a registered patent attorney whose practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, litigation support, and post-grant proceedings. Frank spent twelve years as a software engineer at a Fortune 50 computer company. He attended law school while working full-time and before joining Nicholson De Vos, Frank worked as a patent analyst developing pre-emptive legal strategies against “non-practicing entities” (NPEs).

Frank became a lawyer after more than a decade in software engineering, qualifying him to understand his client’s unique needs and concerns, and to translate their technological innovations into the legal language of the Patent Office.

Before joining our firm, Frank worked as a patent analyst for a Silicon Valley legal services startup doing very important work for Silicon Valley innovators. The company focuses on deterring patent claims by NPEs. Frank analyzed trends in NPE patent litigation in order to develop strategies that help high-tech companies avoid frivolous patent infringement claims.

Frank has an impressive array of technology certifications. These include an Engineer in Training (EIT) certification, as well as Yellow Belt and Blue Belt certifications in Configure Price Quote (CPQ) software from BigMachines (now part of Oracle). He is the proud father of two beautiful children. He also speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.

Technology Competencies:

  • Cloud computing
  • Network protocols
  • Web applications
  • Online gaming
  • Data encryption techniques
  • Computer processor architecture
  • Memory cache technologies
  • Power-line networking technologies

Bar Admissions/Registrations:

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • California

Law School:

  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law

Undergraduate Education:

  • B.A, Applied Math with Computer Science emphasis; University of California, Berkeley