Dominic Frisina
  • Attorney


Cleveland, OH



My experience encompasses all areas of intellectual property (IP) including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. I work with clients nationwide and abroad to systematically and efficiently protect their intellectual property. I routinely handle technically and procedurally complex cases and win favorable outcomes for my clients.

In my view, excellent work is the bare minimum that any lawyer should deliver. I am committed to building long-term relationships with my clients as a trusted adviser. This means more than simply performing a requested service. I will help you solve your complex legal problems in a manner that makes the best business sense for your situation.

Representative Engagements

  • Worked closely with electronics firm to design around patented competitive products in an exceptionally crowded space
  • Wrote patent portfolio for start-up nuclear medical imaging firm resulting in 20 mil capital investment
  • Assisted manufacturer in divesting itself of an underperforming product line including the sale of related patents and trademarks
  • Negotiated international patent license for individual inventor worth several million dollars over five years
  • Successfully built complex trademark portfolio for DC area restaurateur including swift and favorable disposition of unusually challenging prosecution
  • Negotiated software development contract for complex supply chain management system
  • Established patent coverage for business method related to auctioning advertising space

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit


  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Juris Doctorate - 2004
  • Johns Hopkins University
    • M.A., Master of Arts in Chemistry - 06/1997
    • Major: Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Gannon University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - 06/1995
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List (8 semesters)
    • Minor: Biochemistry


  • Current Issues in IP Law for Software Developers
  • The Law of Branding
  • IP As A Business Tool
  • European Patent Law Update
  • Intelligently Planned Innovation (iPi)®
  • America Invents Act
  • IP in Social Media

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • COSE, 06/2018 to Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association , 01/2018 to Present
Lead Counsel Rated | LC