Frank Rubio-Campos



Education and Clerkships

LL.M., Intellectual Property, John Marshall Law School, 1997

J.D., Loyola University Chicago, 1995

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 1996

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1986



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit




Francisco Rubio-Campos has more than 23 years of intellectual property experience. Through the unique combination of his educational and professional background in the law, business and engineering, he is able to provide intuitive, strategic counsel to his clients that have ranged from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Francisco strives to learn and understand his clients’ business and when possible be a team member that counsels his clients based on their strategies and business goals.

Francisco’s experience extends through a broad range of intellectual property arenas, including intellectual property litigation and licensing, copyright, patent and trademark portfolio management and development, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and all phases of preparation and prosecution of foreign and domestic trademark and patent applications, in addition to due diligence related to mergers and acquisitions. He has also participated in various aspects of litigation relating to copyright, trademark, trade dress, and patent infringement, including 28 USC §1498 actions.

Francisco is well-versed in many technical areas, including electromagnetic systems such as antennas, RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, and optical systems; telecommunication systems such as GPS, satellite, wireless and land-based telephonic communications technologies, information coding techniques, secure networks, and optical networks; sensor technology, power amplifiers, digital processing, signal/imaging technology, processor architecture, solid-state/semiconductor layout and processing, automated systems, software, e-commerce, electro-mechanical equipment and medical device technologies.

Prior to his legal career, Francisco served as a design engineer for Hughes Aircraft Company in both Hughes’ Space and Communication and Radar Systems groups. His technical experience as a practicing design engineer includes satellite communications, advanced electromagnetic systems, military and commercial radar antennas, digital systems, and signal/image processing. While working within the Space and Communications group, he designed sub-systems for the Milstar and Intelsat VI satellites, and while at Radar Systems he designed radar antennas and transmitter subsystems for the F-15, F-14, F/A-18, AV-8B, B-2, and ASARS-2 fighter, bomber, and reconnaissance aircraft programs.

In addition to practicing law, Francisco is also active in diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Prior to joining Haynes, Francisco was managing partner of minority owed law firm that was certified by both the National Minority Supplier Diversity Counsel (NMSDC) and Southern California Minority Supplier Diversity Counsel (SCMSDC).

Professional Recognition

  • Howard Hughes Masters Fellowship in 1992
  • Awarded two corporate improvement program awards in 1992 for performance on the F/A-18 VCEP at Hughes Aircraft for completing the program under-budget, on schedule, and resulting in a $3.8 Million dollar savings to both Hughes Aircraft Company and the US Navy.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • National Minority Supplier Diversity Counsel (NMSDC) until July 2019
  • Southern California Minority Supplier Diversity Counsel (SCMSDC) until July 2019

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