As a founding partner of Morriss O’Bryant Compagni, Frank Compagni has assisted his clients in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights. In doing so, Frank has prepared and prosecuted patents in all areas of art including mechanical, chemical, biotech, electrical, software and business methods, and has significant experience in trademark and copyright matters.In addition, Frank has successfully represented his clients in enforcing their intellectual property rights as well as defending his clients that have been accused of infringing the intellectual property rights of others. He has also prepared, negotiated and enforced licensing and manufacturing agreements, product development agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other technology-related contractual matters for his clients. Frank has additional experience in preparing patentability, infringement and right-to-use opinions as well as performing due diligence analyses for intellectual property acquisitions.In addition to assisting his U.S.-based clients in protecting their foreign intellectual property rights, Frank represents many foreign clients in pursuing their U.S. patent and trademark rights. As such, he has substantial experience in preparing and filing international patent and trademark applications and nationalizing and prosecuting foreign patent and trademark applications domestically.Before practicing law, Frank had several years of engineering experience working for such companies as Hercules, Inc., Thiokol, Corporation and Rockwell International, Collins Defense Communications Division. At Hercules, he was involved with carbon fiber manufacturing and helped develop processes for improving carbon fiber production and quality. At Thiokol’s Space Operations, Frank worked in the engineering department for NASA’s space shuttle booster program and was involved in test firings of solid rocket motors. At Rockwell International, he was responsible for streamlining manufacturing processes for the production of military electronic communications systems.