Frank Martinez, a former designer and Design Patent Examiner. Frank earned a BFA from Pratt Institute in New York and was the Production Director at Landor Associates in New York prior to attending law school. After serving as a Design Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Frank founded The Martinez Group PLLC in 2008. Frank is admitted to practice law before the courts of the State of New York and the Federal District Courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Frank’s law practice is one closely associated with the concerns of professional designers, software developers and creative entrepreneurs. Frank, by reason of his experiences, understands firsthand the business and intellectual property issues faced by designers. Frank is also an Adjunct Professor at The School of Visual Art, in the Designer as Entrepreneur MFA Design Program where he teaches Intellectual Property Law in Design.