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Francis J. Maguire

Francis Maguire has been with the firm since 1992 serving a variety of corporate and entrepreneurial clients. Fran’s practice is focused on domestic and foreign patent procurement in the electrical arts, including telecommunications, electrical hardware, software, semiconductor devices, and signal processing. Prior to joining the firm, Fran was in-house patent counsel at a multinational corporation located in Hartford, Connecticut for nine years and prior to that an electrical engineer for eight years for two other major Connecticut corporations before and during law school.


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • University of Rhode Island, B.S.E.E. with honors, 1974


  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • Registered Patent Attorney

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

In the Community

  • Knights of Columbus, 1979 - present
  • U.S. Army Veteran, active duty 1968 - 1969

Awards and Recognition

  • Special Award for outstanding contribution to an operating unit of United Technologies Corporation (Otis Elevator Company), 1989
  • Author of a report on design and performance of a megawatt DC load absorber, 1976
  • Byron White Award for creativity in design engineering, 1973

Technology Areas

  • Telecommunications
  • Electrical hardware
  • Software
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Signal processing