Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP Welcomes Franciscus L. Diaba
Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP is pleased to announce that Franciscus L. Diaba has joined SRFF to form and grow an Intellectual Property group within the firm.
Mr. advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including counseling, litigation, licensing, and corporate transactions. His intellectual property practice spans a variety of areas, including telecommunications, fashion, entertainment, electronics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, semiconductors, e-commerce services, and computer software.
Mr. Diaba has counseled clients on monetizing IP assets, IP issues during equity investments and mergers and acquisitions, and IP portfolio development. He has counseled clients on intellectual property capture, prosecution, and enforcement. He has also negotiated and drafted IP licenses, provided legal opinions to clients on freedom to operate issues, and conducted IP due diligence. Mr. Diaba has negotiated and drafted outsourcing and other commercial agreements involving brands, media, and technology.
Mr. Diaba has been employed as an attorney with the IP law firm of Fish & Neave. He has also worked as an attorney in the IP Practice Group of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, and has served as Counsel to Christian Dior S.A., where he managed the company’s intellectual property portfolio and litigation matters. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Diaba had also been employed by General Motors Corporation as a Project Engineer. Mr. Diaba holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Juris Doctor degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law).