Dominic A. Frisina JD, MA

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My experience encompasses all areas of intellectual property (IP) including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. I work with clients nationwide and abroad to systematically and efficiently protect their intellectual property.  I routinely handle technically and procedurally complex cases and win favorable outcomes for my clients.

In my view, excellent work is the bare minimum that any lawyer should deliver.  I am committed to building long-term relationships with my clients as a trusted adviser. This means more than simply performing a requested service.  I will help you solve your complex legal problems in a manner that makes the best business sense for your situation.   

Representative Engagements

  • Worked closely with electronics firm to design around patented competitive products in an exceptionally crowded space
  • Wrote patent portfolio for start-up nuclear medical imaging firm resulting in 20 mil capital investment
  • Assisted manufacturer in divesting itself of an underperforming product line including the sale of  related patents and trademarks
  • Negotiated international patent license for individual inventor worth several million dollars over five years
  • Successfully built complex trademark portfolio for DC area restaurateur including swift and favorable disposition of unusually challenging prosecution
  • Negotiated software development contract for complex supply chain management system
  • Established patent coverage for business method related to auctioning advertising space

Professional Memberships

  • ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • American Chemical Society (Akron Section)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA)
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Bar Admissions 

  • The Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Current Issues in IP Law for Software Developers
  • The Law of Branding
  • IP As A Business Tool
  • European Patent Law Update
  • Intelligently Planned Innovation (iPi)®
  • America Invents Act
  • IP in Social Media

Community Involvement

  • Rotary Club of Akron: Board Member and Administration Committee Chair (former)
  • Akron SCORE: Counselor
  • American Chemical Society, Akron Section: PR Chair (former)
  • Brenda June CARES Organization: Board Attorney (former)
  • Greater Akron Chamber, Small Business Counsel


  • 2004: Juris Doctorate: University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
  • 1997: Master of Arts, Chemistry: Johns Hopkins University
  • 1995: Bachelor of Science, Chemistry: Gannon University, magna cum laude

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