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Aaron Frankel is an intellectual property litigator. He has represented clients in complex patent, trademark and trade secret actions before a variety of courts and tribunals. Mr. Frankel frequently appears before the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Texas, the Eastern District of Virginia, the Southern District of New York, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
In recent years, Mr. Frankel has represented clients in matters relating to semiconductor and LED devices, business method and software patents, consumer electronic devices, satellite radio and automobile systems. He also has considerable experience in litigating vendor indemnification claims arising from intellectual property disputes. He is an active member of the Model Patent Jury Instructions Subcommittee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Litigation Committee and of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association's Patent Litigation Committee.
Mr. Frankel brings his litigation experience to bear in prosecuting and defending reexamination and inter partes review proceedings, in advising clients on intellectual property licensing and transactional matters and in patent portfolio evaluation, acquisition and management projects.
Representative cases include:
He was recognized as an IP Litigation Super Lawyer in the 2013 and 2014 editions of New York Super Lawyers and as a Rising Star in the 2011 and 2012 editions.Mr. Frankel is the Deputy Chair of Kramer Levin’s Pro Bono Committee. For over ten years he served as co-coordinator of Kramer Levin’s award winning pro bono asylum program. He has served as lead attorney or supervisor for over two dozen teams successfully obtaining asylum for refugees fleeing persecution based on their ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation. He was awarded the President’s Pro Bono Service Award by the New York State Bar Association (2008) and received a Safe Haven Award from Immigration Equality for his work on behalf of LGBT and HIV-positive asylees (2006). Mr. Frankel served on the Board of Directors of Immigration Equality for four years.