Ralph J. Crispino


Ralph Crispino is a partner in the Patent Practice Group at Leason Ellis. Ralph works with international companies, individuals and start-ups to develop their U.S. and international patent portfolios, including preparation of applications and all aspects of patent prosecution. He has assisted clients in various technological areas, particularly within the oil and gas industry, including petrochemicals, clean fuels, catalyst synthesis, advanced analysis of oil, and process controls. Ralph also has patent related experience in various other technical fields, including electrochemical cells and components, mechanical devices, and various consumer products. In addition, Ralph has been involved in preparation and negotiation of technology license agreements with established companies, as well as with start-up companies.

At an early age, Ralph demonstrated a strong interest in math and science, which led to his studies in chemical engineering. The exposure to a breadth of scientific and engineering disciplines guided him to the field of patents and patent law, where Ralph has remained throughout his legal career. Ralph holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College, graduating magna cum laude. He received his J.D. from Pace University School of Law, cum laude.

  • Pace University, J.D., School of Law, cum laude, 1998
  • Manhattan College, B.S., Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude, 1994
  • New York
  • Registered Patent Attorney: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, Partner, 2013-2021
  • Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, Associate, 2008-2013
  • Sole Proprietor, 2006-2008
  • Reveo, Inc., Vice President of Intellectual Property Counsel, 2002-2008
  • Reveo, Inc., Intellectual Property Counsel, 2001
  • Cantor Colburn LLP, Associate, 1999-2001

•     New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Member