François O. Ecclesiaste



François Ecclesiaste is an associate in the Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation group. He has experience in litigating and advising clients in a number of complex and high-stakes matters, including patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, as well as general business matters. François is a registered patent attorney and utilizes his background in biology and chemical science and his knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry to bring an interdisciplinary perspective and value to his clients.

The National Top 40 under 40 Black Lawyers
Northstar Lawyer
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2023 edition)
  • Selected as "Top 40 Under 40" by The National Black Lawyers (2019)
  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2018, 2022)
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Spoken Languages
  • French
  • Spanish
  • University of Minnesota School of Law, J.D. (2015)
  • Florida State University, B.S. in Biology and in Chemical Science (2012)
Professional Associations
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) – Biochemical Technology Division
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)
  • The Legal Risks and Implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
    Blacks in Technology Conference (BITCon), Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 11, 2019)
October 12, 2019
Haiti Outreach Fall Gala
Minneapolis, MN
October 9-12, 2019


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