Biography

Frank B. Janoski practices in the areas of intellectual property and commercial litigation in the United States and around the world. His ‎years of experience include intellectual property litigation, transactions, opinions, licensing, franchising, trademarks, copyrights, anti-competitive practices, and obtaining protection related to ‎patents, ‎among others. He was the lead trial attorney in many complex intellectual property litigation ‎cases as well as in trademark, copyright, and related issues before U.S. District Courts and U.S. Courts of Appeals. His recent successes include summary ‎judgment of patent non-infringement for a family-owned business where the opponent, a ‎Fortune 100 company, sought more than $80 million in damages from his client. He represents ‎companies and individuals in areas of technology including software, ‎wires and cables, printing processes, plastics, injection ‎molding, mechanical machines, sporting goods and games, ‎chemical products, business method patents, biotechnology, and many others. ‎

Frank is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2008-2015, and was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® 2009-2014.

Speaking and writing regularly on topics regarding intellectual property, Frank is a guest lecturer at Saint Louis University and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on such topics. He is on the Board of Directors for the West Point Association of Graduates, also serving on its Audit Committee and as Chairman of its Board’s Governance Committee.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Louisville School of Law (J.D., 1982)
    • Dean’s List
    • Phi Alpha Delta
    • Journal of Law and Education Judicial Developments, managing editor
  • United States Military Academy (B.S., 1974)

Legal Background

  • Thompson Coburn (associate, 1985-1991; partner, 1991-1998)
  • Associate, Senniger, Powers, Leavitt & Rodel (1982-1985)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Admissions

  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Federal and Eighth Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Missouri Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • U.S. Military Academy, West Point Association of Graduates
    • Board of Directors
    • Chairman, Governance Committee
    • Audit Committee
  • Chairman, Webster Groves Historic Preservation Commission
  • Past Member, Board of Directors of the Patton Museum at Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors, St. Louis Military Academies Sports Foundation
  • Past President and former Chairman of the Board of Directors, West Point Society of St. Louis
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors, Special Needs Soccer Association (SPENSA) 
  • St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
  • Member, Missouri Athletic Club
  • Membership Committee, Algonquin Golf Club

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® 2009-2013
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2008-2014
  • Patent Buddy® 2011 Top Patent Prosecutor
  • Listed in Outstanding Lawyers of America

Military Service

  • Colonel, U.S. Army Reserves
    • Active duty, Captain (1974-1979)
    • Reserves (1979-2004)