Thomas D. Franklin focuses his practice on patent prosecution, licensing and intellectual capital management with more than 20 years of experience with intellectual property. He is experienced in intellectual property audits, due diligence and strategic planning processes.
Through an IP Asset Management plan, he tailors strategy to business goals, competitive pressures and funding constraints to leverage intangible assets with intellectual property. He uses IP protection to maintain the dominance of large companies or assist smaller enterprises who are vying to dominate.
Recognized by Chambers USA, sources noted Mr. Franklin as “a brilliant and intelligent attorney who knows IP law inside out.”
Mr. Franklin’s technical experience broadly covers the areas of software, blockchain technology, Internet technology, content delivery, business methods, clean technology, circuit design, imaging arrays, cryptographic design, telecommunications, electronic design tools, wireless communications, networking and telemetry systems.
Prior to entering the field of law, Mr. Franklin spent nine years working in semiconductor fabrication facilities at the Naval Ocean Systems Center and Hughes Aircraft and several more as a senior engineer for Lockheed Martin.
At Lockheed, he managed engineering projects involving the design of complex wireless data links, ASIC/FPGA design, digital circuits, satellite transponders, and encrypted data links.
- University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (1997)
- San Diego State University, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering (1990) summa cum laude
- Colorado (1997)
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1998)
- U.S. Supreme Court
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