Tasha Francis

Associate | Twin Cities | 612-766-2015 |

Dr. Tasha M. Francis is an Associate in the Twin Cities office of Fish & Richardson and is a member of the firm’s litigation group. Ms. Francis has been involved in cases in the areas of pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and medical devices.

Ms. Francis has been at the forefront of developing a program with the Girl Scouts where troops are able to earn their Intellectual Property Patch with the assistance of Fish staff. The aim of this program is to educate young women on the basic tenets of intellectual property law, specifically copyrights, trademarks, and patents.

Ms. Francis was previously a Summer Associate with the firm (2012).  Prior to law school, Ms. Francis earned her Ph.D. in Chemical Biology with research focusing on the development of anti-cancer therapeutics.


  • Minnesota 2013
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office 2013
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota


Selected Speeches and Publications
  • JD, University of Michigan Law School 2013
    Contributing Editor, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review
  • PhD, University of Michigan 2010
    Chemical Biology
    Phi Kappa Phi; Iota Sigma Pi
  • BA, Dartmouth College 2002
    Chemistry and Mathematics

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