Frank A. DeLucia

Frank A. DeLucia, Jr.

Partner, New York

Frank DeLucia, concentrates his intellectual property practice in managing client patent portfolios involving a wide range of complex hardware and software technologies, rendering legal opinions, and advising clients on intellectual property strategy.

Having prosecuted thousands of domestic and foreign patent applications, Frank has extensive experience in patent procurement, as well as in contested and specialized proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including reissues, reexaminations, accelerated examinations, inter partes proceedings, and patent interferences.

Frank’s technological expertise spans the electrical, software, business method, and mechanical arts, including computer hardware and software, optics, telecommunications, optical networks, financial services, check imaging, electronic payments, back-office electronic banking transactions, medical devices, medical imaging, healthcare processing, dental equipment and processes, image and digital signal processing, electronic security, compression techniques, e-commerce, cellular and mobile telephony, flat panel displays, electrical power systems, integrated circuits, semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes, automotive equipment, endoscopes, microwave devices, laser printers and other electro-mechanical devices.

Frank is Chair of the firm’s Aerospace, Automotive & Marine practice group, and Chairs the firm’s micro-entrepreneur pro bono group, which assists start-up entrepreneurs in need of pro bono assistance. He is also an instructor on basic and advanced patent prosecution for the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

Case Highlight
Spath v. Geyer
B.P.A.I. (2008)

Frank prevailed on behalf of client INA-Schaeffler KG in an interference involving automobile engine components.
What Others Say
  • “excellent attention to detail” (Legal 500 2012)
  • “highly skilled at patent prosecution” (Legal 500 2012)
  • “generously answered our questions and diligently made sure that this content is protected.” (City Bar Justice Center News 2014)