Michele Frank is a patent attorney who advises business and investors on patentability and enforceability issues, performs due diligence, and assists with asset transfers. Michele also negotiates licensing and transaction issues, manages patent portfolios, and produces written counsel opinions. She has significant experience representing technology and retail clients in all aspects of patent prosecution, and represents clients in complex patent litigation, including Markman hearings, jury trials, and bench trials.
Michele frequently appears before the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board, U.S. federal courts, and the DC Circuit. She represents numerous companies in the healthcare industry, including those with medical device, orthopedic implant, smart contact lens, respiratory technology, ultrasonic periodontal system, medical diagnostic, and home healthcare monitoring system patents. Michele has additional direct experience assisting organizations in the consumer products, sporting goods, spectroscopy, optical disc, water desalination, telecommunications, and surveillance system sectors. She is adept at securing and defending patents covering business methods, Internet technology, data storage, global positioning systems, computer graphics, software, clinical trial and research data software, electronic medical records, and superconductors.
Early in her career, Michele worked as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.