Michael R. Graif | Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Michael is an intellectual property attorney whose practice encompasses trademark and copyright enforcement, technology transactions and licensing, patent and trademark portfolio management, and online protection and enforcement. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US, and is active in advising clients on fair use, generative AI, social media, and branding in the metaverse. His clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in a broad range of industries, including software, sports, toys, housewares, entertainment, and digital & social media.
The rights enforcement side of Michael’s practice includes trademark, trade dress, copyright and design patent matters, in addition to domain name proceedings, and advising clients on publicity and privacy rights.
A national expert, Michael has been interviewed on television and quoted in national media outlets. According to World Trademark Review, Mr. Graif, “epitomizes the term ‘IP expert’,” and has “a breadth of experience in trademark work and can clearly explain legal concepts and strategies to people who may not be well versed in law.” Along with appearing on Bloomberg Television and Reuters Television, he has been quoted in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Above the Law, The Guardian of London and The Daily Deal, and other news outlets. He teaches social media law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Prior to joining Mintz, Michael was chair of the intellectual property group at a New York-based international law firm, where he was a partner for a decade. Earlier, he was a partner at a Washington, DC-based national law firm.
Frank L. Gerratana | Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Frank partners with innovators to develop and execute smart patent strategies that help them compete in global markets. His clients include growing, dynamic companies pioneering next-generation electrical and computer technologies including cryptocurrency and blockchain systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, and autonomous vehicles.
Recognized as one of the World’s Leading IP Strategists by Intellectual Asset Management magazine, Frank often works hand in hand with clients to build their companies’ portfolios from the ground up. Although his clients include companies of all sizes, his practice focuses in particular on start-ups and mid- market companies whose patent portfolio is core to the value of their business. Frank’s keen technical skills allow him to collaborate closely with clients to identify the best opportunities for protecting their technology using a patent strategy carefully tailored to their goals. He has handled portfolios ranging from several to hundreds of patents and brings an exceptional understanding of the complexities of global patentability — including jurisdictional differences in patent law — to his work managing international filings and coordinating claim development to ensure global enforceability.
Prior to joining Mintz, Frank was a partner with a global intellectual property firm in Boston. Earlier he started his own web hosting company, DGN Enterprises, and worked in software engineering at a Boston-area start-up.
In addition, Frank has an active pro bono practice, and has worked extensively with the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and many other nonprofit organizations.