Frank Gasparo is a co-chair of Venable's Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation - Technology Group and a member of Venable’s board of directors. Frank's IP practice encompasses both litigation and proactive management of portfolios. He represents local and international companies as plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, and trade secret misappropriation disputes. Frank's litigation and trial representations have resulted in numerous favorable published and unpublished district court and Federal Circuit decisions. Frank has litigated cases before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He has also been lead counsel in several post-grant proceedings since they were instituted under the America Invents Act (AIA).
Using his experience before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and in all aspects of litigation, Frank assists clients with making strategic decisions under these new proceedings, which has resulted in numerous favorable outcomes for his clients.
Outside of the courtroom, Frank proactively works with clients to protect their innovations. As a business lawyer with an IP focus, he views each client's portfolio with an eye to harvesting, protecting, and monetizing their IP assets, as well as avoiding infringement of third-party IP rights. His related experience in copyright, trademark and trade dress, e-commerce, and privacy issues enables him to counsel clients on the broad range of issues that might relate to their IP portfolios.
Frank's clients span a range of industries, including luxury and consumer goods, media, entertainment, fashion, financial products and services, electronics, and computer hardware and software.
He has taught patent law as an adjunct professor of law in New York City. He is a frequent speaker on IP-related topics.