Dominic A. Frisina

Partner | Cleveland

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About Dominic:

I am a full-service IP attorney with a strong background in matters relating to chemical and materials science arts, mechanical inventions, software inventions and electrical cases. I often work with small businesses and entrepreneurs who need to protect their ideas and innovations. I work closely with my clients to fully understand the underlying technology of their inventions to be able to provide them with most complete protection.

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Mr. Frisina specializes in patent and trademark law, with particular emphasis on patent and trademark preparation, prosecution, and litigation. He has litigated intellectual property cases in the federal district courts of the Southern District and Northern District of Ohio, and argued cases before the Federal Circuit, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board, and the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. Representative technologies include latex coatings, lab-on-a-chip medical tests, nuclear medical imaging systems, endovascular surgical intervention devices, electrochemical processes, electrospun nanofibers, wound care compositions, medicated stents, chemical libraries, cosmetics, software, and business methods. Mr. Frisina served as practice team leader in a previous firm, and managed his own firm for 10 years.

  • University of Louisville (J.D., 2004)
  • Johns Hopkins University (M.S. Chemistry, 1997)
  • Gannon University (B.S. Chemistry, magna cum laude, 1995)


  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (2003)
  • Ohio (2004)
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2005)
  • Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (2017)
  • Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (2019)

  • Milestones Autism Resources, Board Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • COSE (Counsel of Small Enterprises)
  • Serving on the RCIA team of his church
  • Knights of Columbus, Gilmore Counsel
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


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