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April 26, 2006

BizNet Lecture on International and US Intellectual Property

The MIT Club of the Delaware Valley BizNet invites you to a lecture with

George Frank, Ph.D. (V '65)
Of Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

WHEN: Wed, April 26, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Jon M Huntsman Hall, Rm G50, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
COST: $10 per person
RSVP: https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/user/Register.dyn?eventID=5407&groupID=158
CONTACT: Robert Barrimond at (610) 308-7334 or robert.barrimond@alum.mit.edu


Dr. George A. Frank is Of Counsel in the Intellectual Property Group of the Business and Finance Department and Chairman of its Licensing and Technology Transfer Practice Team. His practice is focused on domestic and international corporate partnering, licensing and joint ventures involving patent law, chemical technologies and biotechnology, as well as related litigation, including patents and products liability. He counsels clients ranging from Fortune 100 to middle market to emerging technology companies. His extensive legal, business and scientific experience in the private sector enables him to address the issues that clients face on a daily basis.

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More on Dr. Frank

A substantial part of Dr. Frank’s practice involves acting as a day-to-day legal advisor to a number of small to mid-size companies, from start-ups to established public corporations. He is experienced in providing practical legal solutions to complex problems that face companies, as related to all manner of transactions having an intellectual property component. In such transactions, Dr. Frank has handled due diligence investigations and the structuring of technology transfer for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic alliances.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Frank was Corporate Counsel for E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in Wilmington, Delaware, where he was Intellectual Property Group Leader. In more than 27 years at DuPont, he was also Lead Counsel to the $2 billion Lycra® business, Lead Counsel for the specialty chemical business, Lead Counsel for the diagnostics and biotechnology divisions, and advisor to diverse businesses including Lucite® finishes, Teflon® perfluoropolymers, Corian® surface products, and Berg Electronics. While at DuPont, he also served as chairman of the corporate Foreign IP Law Practice Committee.

Dr. Frank’s private sector experience also includes working for over a nine-year period as a senior corporate scientist for Thiokol Corporation, as a laboratory head for Borden Chemical Company, and as a group leader and senior chemist for Rohm & Haas Company. During this time, he also served for nearly two years as an adjunct professor of organic chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.

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