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Frank M. Caprio

Frank M. Caprio

Partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.

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Frank Caprio chairs the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He is also the Managing Partner of our office in Huntsville, Alabama. He focuses on intellectual property law and assists clients in the protection and use of their intellectual property rights, and in the litigation of various technology-related disputes involving patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and computer issues. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America in both Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law.

He is a retired Naval Flight Officer and Mission Commander having served in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s in active duty and reserve squadrons flying the Lockheed P-3 Orion Aircraft, conducting Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Missions. He also worked in industry as an engineer providing technical analysis and program management to projects that included missile programs, warhead testing, and six-degree of freedom simulations.

Frank regularly speaks on IP issues to business owners and lawyer associations, and has held leadership positions in his local and state bar associations. Frank is active in community service and has served as a Board member for Huntsville Hospital, YMCA, Biztec (business incubator), Chamber of Commerce, Emergency Management Agency, and the Vanderbilt NROTC Advisory Board.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1990

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1990, Dean M. Leigh Harrison Scholar; Alabama Law Review, Senior Editor; Hugo Black Scholar; Jessup International Law Moot Court Team; Phi Kappa Phi
  • University of Alabama at Huntsville, M.S. Industrial Engineering, 1987
  • Vanderbilt University, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1978
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Frank represents large and small technology companies involved in a wide range of business activities, including manufacturers, software developers, data providers, defense contractors, hospital and other healthcare providers, municipalities and other governmental agencies, museums, architects, homebuilders, restaurants, banks and other financial institutions, website developers. Frank has assisted clients in the negotiation of many technology and intellectual property transactions and has drafted such contracts including: licenses, joint development agreements, assignments, covenants not to compete, teaming agreements, etc. His litigation experience includes copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property litigation. Frank has represented clients in opposition proceedings and cancellation proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and he has represented clients in domain name arbitrations.

Frank has successfully served as a mediator in cases involving trademarks, copyrights, sports league franchises, shareholder disputes, chemical personal injury, and other state and federal court litigation. Frank has also served as an expert witness in litigation matters including: patent claim construction, trade dress litigation, trade secret litigation, attorney fee awards, computer software arbitrations, and in a trademark dispute between two financial institutions. 


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