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Frank Gasparo


Venable, LLP

Frank Gasparo is a partner and co-chair of Venable’s IP Litigation – Technology Group. Frank’s practice encompasses both intellectual property litigation and proactive management of intellectual property portfolios. He represents local and international companies as plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, and trade secret misappropriation disputes across the country. Frank’s litigation and trial representations have resulted in numerous favorable published and unpublished district court and Federal Circuit decisions. As a patent litigator, Frank has litigated cases before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He has also been lead counsel in several post-grant proceedings since instituted under the America Invents Act (AIA).

Using his experience before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 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.

Recent Articles by Frank Gasparo

Miami Beware: Patent Clouds Are Quickly Approaching the Sunshine State

“How can I help?” Not even the mayor of Miami could have predicted the effect those four simple words would have on the city traditionally known for its palm trees and nightlife. But that tweet, sent by Mayor Francis Suarez in December 2020, caused a tech hurricane to touch down in the South Florida area. The tweet, shown below, was in response to a San Francisco venture capitalist who (likely somewhat facetiously) suggested that Silicon Valley be moved to Miami.