Frank Compagni

Frank W. Compagni

Frank W. Compagni

Founder, Registered Patent Attorney

As a founding partner of Morriss O’Bryant Compagni Cannon, 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.

Juris Doctorate, University of Utah,  S. J. Quinney Law School

Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah

Associates of Science, College of Eastern Utah

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Technology Licensing
  • Internet Domain Disputes
  • IP Litigation

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Methods
  • Computer Chip Design and Manufacturing
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Software
  • Dentistry
  • Electronic Cutters
  • Food Preservatives
  • Firearms
  • Golf Equipment
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Hydraulics
  • Hunting and Fishing Accessories
  • Medical Devices
  • Mining
  • Oil Drilling
  • Outdoor Products
  • Printing Technologies
  • Product Packaging
  • Robotics
  • Sporting Goods
  • Thermoacoustic Refrigeration

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Member, Utah Bar Association
  • Member, Utah Bar Association Intellectual Property Section
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Admitted to practice before the Utah Supreme Court, U.S. District Court of Utah, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Utah’s “Legal Elite” in intellectual property according to Utah Business magazine
  • Former Circuit Governor for the American Bar Association, Law Student Division
  • Editor of Journal of Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta
  • AV Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell