Frank J. West, a patent litigation lawyer, is a partner in the firm's Litigation, ITC Litigation, Pharmaceutical/Medical Devices, and Patent Interferences practice groups, representing a wide range of U.S. and foreign companies, their affiliates and subsidiaries. His practice includes district court litigations, including abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) cases, Federal Circuit appeals, 337 actions before the International Trade Commission (ITC), and 35 USC 146 actions to review decisions of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI).

Mr. West has extensive experience litigating patent disputes in the federal district courts across a broad spectrum of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, hard disks, wireless communication devices, paper products, cosmetics and coated glass. He is especially skilled at handling Hatch-Waxman cases involving pharmaceuticals, explaining complex concepts in court, and handling expert witness preparation and testimony.

In addition to his litigation and interference work, Mr. West maintains an arbitration practice arising from patent matters such as ownership, licensing, royalty payments, infringement and validity. Mr. West also negotiates patent licenses and/or settlement agreements on behalf of clients. He further conducts due diligence reviews and advises his clients in devising best practices to protect their intellectual property, including lifecycle management of pharmaceuticals and intellectual property related to those pharmaceuticals.


  • Georgetown University
    • Post-J.D. studies
  • University of Kansas School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Kansas (M.B.A.)
  • Baker University (B.A., magna cum laude)
    • Phi Alpha Delta


  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Missouri Supreme Court


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, International Law Section, and Arbitration Section
  • Missouri Bar Association


  • Spanish