| Jacob Frank is Of Counsel to
the firm. His practice at
Group broadly focuses on: corporate and business advice, particularly
to smaller and mid-size companies in the technology sector. This
includes, for example, corporate and business formation, employee
agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, all types of
corporate transactions and contracts including the marketing and
licensing of services both in the US and internationally, as well as
advice on the protection and licensing of intellectual property assets.
Additionally, based upon his previous experience, Jake will provide
counseling services to corporate management in both large and small
companies on all aspects of corporate issues.
to joining the firm, Jake was Vice president and General Counsel of
Data General Corporation, a computer company
with which he served for twenty seven years. In that capacity
he counseled and guided the Company over that period in all areas of
corporate law and in litigation, and administered a law department
averaging between 17 to 28 professionals. Preceding that, Jake served
as patent counsel for Hoffman LaRoche for four years in the field of
medical electronics. Before that Jake was general counsel for
Farrington Electronics for five years. Jake began his professional
career as a patent examiner for the US Patent Office.
Jake was an adjunct
professor of law with
Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, for a period of three
years during which time he taught a course covering the licensing of
intellectual property rights including patents, copyrights, trademarks,
and trade secrets.
Jake graduated from
the Washington College
of Law of American University in 1963, and took continuing legal
education courses in the area of intellectual property at George
Washington University and NYU Law School. Jake graduated from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1957 with a B.E.E. degree. Jake is
a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. Jake is a member of the
Virginia, District of Columbia, and Massachusetts Bars.