Francis C. Hand

Francis C. Hand

Francis C. Hand has been of counsel with the firm since April 2000. He was a partner in the patent law firm of Kenyon & Kenyon for over 20 years and later moved his practice from the patent firm of McAulay, Nissen, Goldberg, Kiel, and Hand in New York to our firm in New Jersey. He has broad experience prosecuting patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices, having obtained over 800 United States patents in an eclectic range of disciplines, winning numerous appeals, and successfully defending several Inter Partes Reexaminations.

Francis also has broad experience in the prosecution of trademark applications and has been a member of various committees of the International Trademark Association over several years. He has successfully litigated various patent infringement suits before the United States District Courts of New York, New Jersey, California, and North Carolina.

Bar Admissions

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • Past Member of the American Bar Association

Practice Areas



Practice Areas

Wills & Estates

Our attorneys understands how critical it is that business owners prepare for retirement or unforeseen circumstances in a way that provides for their financial well-being and the continuity of their companies.


When disputes arise, our seasoned litigators provide exceptional advocacy grounded in holistic strategies designed to achieve each client’s overall business, financial, and personal goals.

Land Use Law

When zoning and land use roadblocks stand in the way of your objectives for a real estate investment or development project, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to move you forward.

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Johnson & Johnson
Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello filed a consumer class action Thursday in New Jersey District Court against Johnson & Johnson over its Neutrogena aerosol sunscreen line.
Takata Corp.
A Florida federal judge granted final approval Monday to a $42 million settlement automakers Volkswagen and Audi reached to resolve multidistrict litigation over their alleged use of defective Takata Corp. air bags, as well as a $12.6 million attorney fee award from that total.

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