Frank P. Porcelli

Frank Porcelli is a Senior Principal of Fish & Richardson in the firm’s Boston and Delaware offices. His practice emphasizes patent and trade secret appellate work, and he is Co-Chair of the Fish & Richardson Appellate Group (1996 – present). He joined the firm in 1971. Over the first 28 years of the existence of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Frank has successfully argued some of the highest profile and most legally significant patent appeals in this Court, including Minnesota Mining v. Johnson & Johnson Orthopedics, 976 F.2d 1559, 61 USLW 2236 (1992) ($129 million judgment for 3M was the highest district court patent infringement judgment upheld by the Federal Circuit over its first 25 years; case was featured in Time and Business Week) and Johnson & Johnston Assocs. v. R.E. Service Co., 285 F.3d 1046 (2002 en banc) (12-1 decision established the doctrine of dedication as a limitation on the doctrine of equivalents). He also successfully argued a trade secret appeal in the Supreme Court of Connecticut that effectively established the right to jury trial in trade secret cases brought under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Evans v. General Motors, 277 Conn. 496, 893 A.2d 371 (2006).

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Appellate, 3) Hatch-Waxman, 4) Patent Litigation and 5) Trade Secret Litigation
Law School Harvard Law School (J.D., 1971)
Education Boston College (A.B.,1968)
Bar Member / Association Massachusetts State Bar Association, Delaware State Bar Association
Most recent firm Fish & Richardson P. C.
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