Francine B. Nesti


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3001 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 624
Troy, MI 48084

P: 248-244-0163
F: 248-649-3338

Practice Areas


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007
  • Michigan State University, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1992


  • State of Michigan
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Ms. Nesti concentrates her practice on patent prosecution, clearance and infringement opinions and strategic counseling for protecting intellectual property world-wide in a variety of technical areas. Ms. Nesti also handles a wide variety of commercial transactions including licensing, procurement, outsourcing and distribution agreements.

Ms. Nesti is a board member of Young Basile and is also co-chair of the firm’s Patent Practice Group.

Industry Experience

Ms. Nesti has over a decade of experience as an engineer, technical advisor and manager in the specialty chemical and refining industries.


  • Super Lawyers 2021, 2023
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America for Patent Law 2016, 2017 and 2019
  • Named a Top Female Attorney in Michigan 2015
  • Named a Michigan Rising Star in Intellectual Property Law 2013-2017
  • Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Achievement
  • Chmielnicki Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Performance
  • University of Detroit Mercy Law Review

Representative Clients

Ms. Nesti works with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations in such fields as batteries, fuel cells, autonomous vehicle systems, semiconductor fabrication, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and consumer products.

Professional Activities

  • National Council on Patent Practicum (NCPP) – Board member 2019
  • Michigan Inns of Court 2014-2018
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • State Bar of Michigan

Case Studies

  • Located in Silicon Valley and Detroit, Young Basile protects advanced automotive technology

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