Francis K. Yi, Attorney

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Francis practices intellectual property law with a focus on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, portfolio management, and opinion work. Francis is experienced in advising clients of all sizes, from small startups to Fortune 500 corporations. As a result, he appreciates the need, at all scales, for efficient and creative approaches to developing effective IP portfolios and strategies tailored to each of his clients.

Francis has extensive experience in a wide array of electrical, software, and mechanical technologies. He has drafted patent applications and successfully obtained patents for telecommunications systems and devices, memory devices, semiconductor fabrication and devices, navigations systems, avionics, medical devices, optical systems and devices, MEMs devices, nanotechnology, food processing and packaging, and many other client innovations.

Prior to joining Swanson & Bratschun, Francis was an associate at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, and an associate at a Minneapolis-based law firm. Prior to attending law school, Francis worked for a Boulder-based optics company developing optical systems for mobile devices.


Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
Colorado Bar Association, IP section
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado
American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Bar Association


University of Denver, J.D., 2012
University of Colorado, B.S. in Electrical Engineering 2007


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2015
Colorado, 2014
Minnesota, 2013