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Founded in 1995, Francis Law Group has been providing
the San Francisco Bay Area with unparalleled legal services
for over 20 years. Our goal is to use a combination of technical
expertise, experience, personal attention and carefully devised
business strategies to provide a means to best manage
your innovations.

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Our expertise and ability to perform far outweigh our size.

We are consistent, patient and professional, giving each new case the attention it deserves. Our small size allows us to work closely with our clients, so that they can make the right decisions with respect to their legal needs.


Our expertise and ability to perform far outweigh our size.

The Francis Law Group is an intellectual property law firm that
offers superior service to clients worldwide. We combine technical expertise and a strong working relationship with clients in order to provide an optimal intellectual property strategy for businesses.

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  • Patent Prosecution

  • Trademark Prosecution

  • Copyright Prosecution

  • Trade Secret Misappropriation

  • Unfair Competition

  • Technology Development

  • Technology Transfer

  • Technology Licensing

  • Joint Ventures

  • International Transactions


For over 20 years, Francis Law Group (“FLG”) has provided legal services to numerous entities in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, including GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Adelaide Research and Innovation Pty, Vivometrics, Natus Medical, Neurosignal Technologies, Woolsthorpe Technologies, and Eargo, in various intellectual property areas, including patentability analyses, patent prosecution, infringement analyses, freedom-to-operate analyses, U.S. and foreign patent filing analyses and strategies, technology transfer and licensing, and merger and acquisition due diligence assessments.

FLG has also represented several product design and development entities, including Pacific Consultants and
Tronics MedTech, in similar intellectual property areas.

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The technical fields of the noted entities include the following:

  • Pharmaceutical Formulations and Associated Delivery Methods and Systems

  • Microneedle Delivery Methods and Systems

  • Biomaterial and Medical Product Development

  • Heart Valves, Stents, Vascular Prostheses and Other Cardiovascular Implants

  • Computing Technologies and Sensor Systems for Various Medical Devices

  • Inter-Integrated Circuit Communication Bus Protocol Systems

  • Methods and Systems for Determining the State-of-Charge (SoC) of Batteries

  • Methods to Record, Store, Synthesize and Transmit Neuroelectrical Coded Signals

  • Non-Invasive Methods and Systems for Monitoring Physiological Characteristics

  • Sound Screening Devices, Systems and Methods


Ralph Francis


Derek Francis

 Senior Patent Agent

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"Service is the rent we pay for the space we occupy on Earth."

Our continued, dedicated service to the local community is a paramount aspect of our identity.

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From major cases to legal questions, we are here to help.


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Moraga, CA 94556

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