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  • J.D., George Washington University Law School
  • B.A., University of Maryland College Park, English Language
  • B.S., University of Maryland College Park, Microbiology

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

New York Intellectual Property Law Association

U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Screen Actors Guild

Vicki Franks

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Special Counsel
  • T: 212.609.6841
    F: 212.645.0593
    • Worldwide Plaza
      825 Eighth Ave., 31st Fl.
      New York, NY 10019

Ms. Franks is an intellectual property attorney who focuses her practice on complex patent disputes. She has experience litigating a breadth of technologies including pharmaceutical products, recombinant vaccines, medical devices, wireless hand-held devices and computer data structures, and textile and chemical engineering properties for papermaking belts. Over the course of her career, Ms. Franks has appeared before federal district courts throughout the U.S., including for claim construction, discovery disputes, and trial.

Ms. Franks also has appellate experience before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. She is often called upon to speak at accredited CLE seminars on litigation and appellate practice. She has multiple peer-reviewed publications, including the lead article in the 2014 edition of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal.

Moreover, using her extensive experience in patent litigation, Ms. Franks assists with patent prosecution matters. In particular, her analysis of U.S. Patent and Trademark office actions in the field of composites has contributed to the grant of several patent applications.

Additionally, Ms. Franks engages in pro bono work representing veterans with their disability benefit claims.

Ms. Franks has been recognized in NYC Metro Area Super Lawyers: Intellectual Property Litigation—Rising Star in Rising Star in 2011-2015 and Super Lawyer 2016-2018. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


Patent Litigation Primer: A Monopoly Determined Not Only by Time, But Potentially a Courtroom: Understanding a Patent’s Journey in a Lawsuit
Federal Bar Association Webinar
Court of Veterans Appeals Annual Bar and CLE Conference
Washington, DC


April 2016
Joint-Defense Groups: Not Always Equal, But Should Always Be Joint
Federal Bar Association’s NY Minutes
The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Rule 30(a): Amending the Rule to Allow Citation to Nonprecedential CAVC Opinions for Precedential and Persuasive Authority
24 FED. CIR. B. J. 157
Winter 2013-2014
Should References Cited by VA Medical Experts Be Included in the RBA?