International Update Series

Considerations in Exploiting Patentable Innovations Overseas

Date January 26, 2007
All Frost Brown Todd offices

David Franklin will discuss exploiting patentable innovations, with a particular focus on protecting patent rights worldwide.  Mr. Franklin is of Counsel to Frost Brown Todd LLC and practices in the areas of patent application preparation and prosecution in the electrical and digital technologies, software licensing, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Prior to coming to Frost Brown Todd in 2001, Mr. Franklin spent five years in private practice and two years as in-house IP counsel at McDonnell Douglas, representing company interests in negotiating intellectual property rights with the federal government under the Federal Acquisition Regulations and related law.  In addition to his legal experience, David has ten years of experience as an engineer and an Air Force officer.  As a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserves, JAG Corps, attached to the 445 Airlift Wing, David is currently serving as staff judge advocate.  His previous reserve attachment was for six years with the Air Force Materials Command Legal Office, Intellectual Property Directorate.