November 29, 2021

Volume XI, Number 333


Frank Amini, Ph.D.

Frank Amini is an associate in Winstead's Intellectual Property Practice Group with substantial experience in patent prosecution, intellectual property licensing, and related intellectual property transactions. 

Patent Prosecution

Frank has written and prosecuted numerous patent applications in various technological areas, including materials science, nanotechnology, biotechnology, the life sciences, and the chemical arts.  Frank's patent prosecution experience has spanned the following areas:

  • Fabrication of various carbon nanomaterials (e.g., carbon nanotubes, graphenes, graphene nanoribbons, graphene oxides, graphene quantum dots, graphene nanoplatelets, etc.);

  • Use of carbon nanomaterials for water and air purification;

  • Use of carbon nanomaterials for imaging, purifying and detecting hydrocarbons;

  • Use of carbon nanomaterials for the delivery of active agents into cells;

  • Use of carbon nanomaterials for the fabrication of energy storage devices;

  • Use of small molecules for chemical detection, imaging, enzyme inhibition, and disease treatment;

  • Use of pharmaceutical compositions for drug delivery;

  • Development of food additives, food supplements, nutraceuticals, aquaculture feed, and animal feed;

  • Fabrication of inorganic or ceramic compositions (e.g., cement, adhesive materials, conductive materials, electrolytes, etc.) for various purposes.

Intellectual Property Licensing

Frank has drafted and negotiated numerous agreements related to licensing of intellectual property rights, including licensing agreements, consulting services agreements, confidentiality agreements, facilities use agreements, and asset purchase agreements. Frank's licensing experience has spanned numerous technological areas, including medical diagnostics, medical devices, and fluid purification processes.

Intellectual Property Transactions

Frank also has experience in the following areas of intellectual property law:

  • Preparation of freedom to operate opinions;

  • Rendering opinions regarding patentability and patent infringement;

  • Providing assistance with intellectual property litigation matters, including the review of discovery documents and the preparation of witnesses for depositions;

  • Evaluation of the intellectual property portfolios of various companies and institutions in connection with mergers, acquisitions, lending, and capital investments;

  • Devising intellectual property protection strategies that include the utilization of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.


Articles in the National Law Review database by Frank Amini, Ph.D.