J. William Frank was a partner in the intellectual property firm of McCracken & Frank LLP from 2002 to 2007. He has now retired as a partner and is Of Counsel to the firm in order to concentrate his practice on ADR issues. Prior to joining the Firm, he was General Patent Counsel of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. where he was responsible for managing all matters relating to patent and technology issues. He has been involved in numerous litigated matters both in the United States and abroad and has negotiated numerous agreements, including agreements settling litigation.
He has completed a 40 hour mediation training course from the DePaul University College of Law, the CPR Int’l institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Intensive Mediation Training, a 2 day workshop in mediation and conflict resolution skills from the Mediation and Restorative Justice Center in Waukesha, WI and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators/CPR 2 day Fast Track Arbitration Skills training. He is a member of the INTA Panel of neutrals.
He has mediated over 20 matters ranging from construction, merchant/consumer, auto accidents, return of property, landlord/tenant, and hospital/patient. He has resolved about 75% of these matters with an agreement.
Mr. Frank graduated in 1968 from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and in 1973 with a J.D. from the Georgetown University law Center.
He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association where he was a member of the Board of Directors and was elected as a Fellow. He has been chair of a number of committees and is currently on the ADR committee. He is also a member of the ABA Intellectual property, Science and Technology and ADR sections. In addition, he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London.
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