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Background

Dave Francescani is Of Counsel in Fish & Richardson’s New York office. He joined the firm in 2001. His practice specializes in intellectual property litigation with particular emphasis in the fields of semiconductors, optics, electronics, computer software, and telecommunications.  He has practiced in the field of intellectual property law for over 40 years and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Francescani was named in The Best Lawyers in America editions for 2005-2011 in the intellectual property field in the New York City area, based on peer selection and named as one of the "Leading Individuals" in intellectual property in New York in the 2005-2015 editions of Chambers USA, based on "strong recommendations from the market." Mr. Francescani was also named in the 2005-2011 New York Metro Editions of Super Lawyers in the intellectual property field, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2005.

Education

LL.B., University of Notre Dame Law School 1967


B.S., University of Notre Dame 1964
Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1969
  • New York 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 1982
  • U.S. Court for Federal Claims 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia 1968
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia 1968
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York 1969
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York 1969

Memberships & Affiliations

​Member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

Other Distinctions

Lecturer and Conference Chair, IP Law Review, October 2008, "Protect and Maximize the Value of Your IP Portfolio."

Lecturer, American Intellectual Property Law Association Conference, May 2006: "Managing Complex IP Litigation: A Defendant’s Perspective."

Lecturer, Intellectual Property Conference, January 2005, "Maximizing Return on Your Intellectual Property Portfolio."

Lecturer, NIAF Institute for International Law, May 2004, Rome, Italy, "Enforcement of Product Appearance Rights in the United States."

Lecturer, American Intellectual Property Law Association, 1999 mid-winter meeting: "Jurisdictional Issues in Internet-related Infringement Cases."

Lecturer at the Nassau Bar Association on "Internet-Related Infringement Cases" (1999) and "Patent Litigation" (2001).

Co-Author with Michael Autuoro, Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place, N.Y.L.J., June 20, 2005 regarding the issue of selective waiver of the attorney – client privilege to a regulatory body.

Co-Author with Maryann V. Hayes (1997-2001) and Irene Hudson (2002-2004) of numerous articles for the "Round Up From the Courts" section of Intellectual Property Litigation, a quarterly publication of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation Section, reporting on Second Circuit trademark and copyright decisions of interest.

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