Latham's California litigators were recognized for a myriad of high-profile, historic case victories, representing some of the world's most innovative technology companies.
Rick Frenkel helps clients navigate intellectual property disputes, providing analysis and preventative counseling, advising on the IP aspects of license agreements and mergers and acquisitions, as well as representing clients in all aspects of litigation. He draws on his experience as a trial lawyer, engineer, and former in-house counsel.
Mr. Frenkel advises a full range of clients, from startups to Fortune 50 companies active in a variety of industries, including:
- Semiconductors and LEDs
- Information technology – including security, software, and storage
- Medical devices
- Internet & digital media
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Frenkel served as the Director of Intellectual Property for Consumer and Emerging Technologies at Cisco Systems. Prior to practicing law, he worked as an aerospace engineer at Allied Signal and GE Aircraft Engines.
With more than 30 years of experience at the intersection of engineering and law, he excels at integrating the technical, legal, and business issues clients face, to arrive at practical solutions.
Representative clients include Endurance International Group, Facebook/WhatsApp, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Mimecast, Newegg, Synopsys, and Western Digital.
Mr. Frenkel serves on the board of the Silicon Valley Law Foundation and as a Vice-Chair of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Patent Litigation Committee.