FRANK WEYER is a registered patent attorney. He
practices in litigation, prosecution and transactional matters
in patent, trademark and copyright law.
Weyer holds a Law Degree from the University of California at
Berkeley, Boalt Hall, where he received honors for developing a computer program and mathematical model of
the litigation process. Mr.
Weyer also holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering
from the California Institute of Technology. He completed
work towards a PhD in underwater robotics in a joint PhD
program between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and
the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and is an alum of
Weyer was a legislative intern for the U.S. House of
Representatives' Science and Technology Committee and served
as a United States Peace Corps volunteer. While
in the Peace Corps, he worked on alternative energy and
irrigation projects in the country of Lesotho in Southern
Africa. He also worked as a Mechanical
Engineer on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
Weyer also recently participated in multiple, sub-ice
expeditions at the earth’s poles. He
was part of a research team on two NASA sponsored expeditions to the Arctic Circle on the Swedish ice breaker Oden, where he participated in conducting searches under
the Polar Ice Cap for deep-ocean thermal volcanic vents using
autonomous underwater vehicles. In 2011, he was part of a research expedition to Antarctica on the U.S. ice breaker Nathanial
Palmer. On that research expedition, he used a deep-ocean underwater camera platform to
search for predatory species invading the Antarctic
Continental Shelf, applying methods he developed for calculating
the sizes of species from stereo-photographs. Mr.
Weyer is presently producing a documentary film about that Antarctic expedition.