Mintz announced today that high technology patent attorney Frank Gerratana has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Division in the Boston office as a Member. He was previously a Principal at the intellectual property boutique Fish & Richardson.
Mr. Gerratana’s practice focuses on helping inventors obtain patents in cutting-edge electrical and computer technologies such as cryptocurrency and blockchain systems, social media and Internet applications, autonomous vehicles, and medical tools and devices. He helps startups and established companies develop and manage their patent portfolios, including patent preparation and prosecution, due diligence, and general counseling.
"Frank adds to our strength in patent prosecution in the computer and electrical areas," said Bob Bodian, Mintz's Managing Member. "Our innovator clients will benefit greatly from his ability to design robust strategies that protect their intellectual property assets and help them grow their businesses."
“Frank is a highly accomplished and versatile advisor,” said Michael Renaud, Chair of Mintz’s Intellectual Property Division. “His addition further bolsters the firm’s existing patent prosecution capabilities and his expertise is complementary to our multidisciplinary team of attorneys serving clients in the FinTech sector. Furthermore, his collaborative approach and reputation for prompt, creative, proactive service will be a valuable addition to our IP team.”
Mr. Gerratana also does extensive pro bono work with the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and many other organizations.
The Mintz IP team consists of more than 120 attorneys, patent agents, and technical advisors who handle the full range of IP services for our clients, including patent litigation and prosecution, trade secrets counseling and litigation, trademark registration and litigation, and technology transactions. We represent companies, academic and research institutions, and individuals innovating in technology-driven industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, automotive, data management and analytics, and many more. More than 30 of the firm’s patent professionals hold PhDs in a spectrum of technical fields, including computer science, electrical engineering, biology, microbiology, and organic chemistry.