Franklin G. Gibbs is a patent attorney and registered patent practitioner admitted to practice patent prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
With a background in physics and engineering, including fourteen years of management and engineering at Hughes Aircraft Company, Mr. Gibbs has worked with a wide spectrum of clients. His clients have ranged from individual inventors seeking intellectual property protection for simple inventions, to multi-million dollar aerospace companies negotiating complex licensing agreements with entities such as NASA.
As an experienced litigation attorney with a strong background in intellectual property, in addition to patent prosecution matters, Mr. Gibbs has also worked on a wide range of intellectual property matters, including complex patent infringement litigation, copyright and trademark litigation, trade secrets, and unfair competition. Mr. Gibbs has represented domestic and international companies in the aerospace, smartphone, semi-conductor, computer hard-drive, and automotive industries. He advises clients on intellectual property protection, technology licensing, privacy and non-disclosure matters.
Mr. Gibbs has been lead counsel on numerous complex patent infringement and copyright actions. Mr. Gibbs has directed all stages of complex patent litigation including discovery, motion practice, invalidity contentions, infringement contentions, Markman hearings, depositions, motions in limine, trial briefs, ex-parte reexamination petitions before the USPTO, and settlement negotiations.