Frank X. Curci is a Member (Partner) in the Intellectual Property, Technology and Biotechnology Practice Group of Jennings Strouss & Salmon, a Phoenix-based law firm. Frank represents clients in domestic and international intellectual property and technology matters, including patent and other technology licenses, collaborative technology arrangements, technology transfer matters and the overall use and protection of their intellectual property. Frank represents clients in many technology sectors, including biotechnology, life sciences, medical device, semiconductor, software, and other technology companies, and universities/research institutes. He counsels universities/research institutes and private sector technology companies concerning research collaborations, sponsored research, technology licenses, material transfer, and other technology transfer matters. He also represents technology companies and other entities in their participation in technology standards-setting organizations and similar multi-party technology collaborations and consortia.
Since January 1996 Frank has been an Adjunct Professor teaching intellectual property law courses at California, Oregon and Arizona law schools. He currently teaches the "High Technology Licensing” course at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University. He previously was an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California, and at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, where he taught “International Intellectual Property Law” and other intellectual property courses. Frank was a visiting attorney at a Tokyo, Japan law firm in the early 1990s and his practice has had an international focus since that time.
Since January 2008, Frank has been a member of the Advisory Board for The Center for The Study of Law, Science & Technology at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University. Frank moved to Arizona in mid-2005. Prior to that time he was a partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology practice group of a large Pacific Northwest--based law firm, where he headed up that practice group in that firm's Portland, Oregon office.