Frank H. Foster

Frank H. Foster was a founding partner and now has over five decades of experience in the intellectual property field. He continues in active practice principally advising clients and preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent and trademark applications throughout the world. His undergraduate degree was in Electrical Engineering so his principal technical fields are electrical, electronic and mechanical arts, including substantial experience with Stirling engines and coolers. Frank was a co-author of an original book and a revised edition on patents, trademarks and copyrights published by John Wiley & Sons.


The Ohio State University Law School, J.D., 1966
The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1963


“Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks,” John Wiley & Sons, 1989, 1993
“A Business Lawyer’s Guide to Trademark Selection and Protection for the New Business in Ohio, 1973”


Admitted to the Ohio Bar, 1966
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and U.S. Supreme Court, 1967
U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals,1970-1982
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982
Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships and Activities

Member of the Columbus Bar Association (Chairman: Patent Law Committee, 1968; Public Relations Committee, 1972-1974, 1979-1980; Federal Courts Committee Member, 1980-; Chairman: Intellectual Property Committee, 1984-1986)
Ohio State Bar Association (Member of Federal Courts Committee, 1969-1975; Board of Governers, Patent, Trade, and Copyright Section, 1984-; Vice Chairman, 1985; Chairman, 1986-1990)
Columbus Intellectual Property Law Association (President, 1967)
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Special Counsel to Attorney General, State of Ohio, 1983