Fred concentrates his practice on intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

He is a registered patent attorney and has extensive experience prosecuting patents and trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and registering copyrights with the United States Copyright Office. Fred works closely with inventors to prepare patent applications and to prepare responses to Office Actions in the fields of nanotechnology, medical devices, fuel cells, alternative and renewable energy, mechanical devices, particle and gas filters, chemistry, entropic activity detection and monitoring systems and computer software systems, among others. He has also worked closely with inventors in reexamination proceedings at the USPTO.

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  • CONMED; reg. no. 5467478; goods - Medical apparatus and instruments for use in endoscopic, laparoscopic, arthroscopic, gastroenterology, pulmonary and orthopedic procedures and/or surgery, general surgery, robotic surgery, open surgery, cardiac and critical care; medical imaging and visualization apparatus and medical imaging and visualization processors; insufflators for medical purposes; patient monitoring sensors and alarms; surgical smoke evacuation devices for capturing and filtering smoke during electrosurgical procedures; electrosurgical motors being part of surgical and medical apparatus and instruments for use in general surgery; biopsy instruments; medical apparatus for intravenous administration of fluids, namely, gravity flow control devices; and enteral feeding pumps and tubes; owner - ConMed Corporation
  • HAMILTON; reg. no. 5435816; services - Educational services, namely, conducting higher education classes in the field of liberal arts and distribution of course material in connection therewith; owner - Trustees of Hamilton College
  • DENTAL CLAIMS CLEANUP, LLC; reg. no. 5278272; services - Dental billing support and management services; accounts receivable billing support and management services; and consulting services in the field of dental practice management; owner - Dental Claims Cleanup, LLC
  • Logo; reg. no. 4382658; services - Providing weight loss program services; owner - Medical Weight Loss of NY, PLLC
  • MYWEB; reg. no. 4310306; goods - Computer application software for mobile phones, tablets, personal computers, and other electronic devices with the ability to connect to the Internet or other communication network, namely, software for enabling text messaging, web messaging, and instant messaging within the same social networking application or platform or across different social networking applications or platforms, and for facilitating communications between members of the same or different social networking applications or platforms through the use of personalized animated avatars; owner - My Web Software, LLC

  • Listed in:
    • New York Super Lawyers® Intellectual Property, 2022
      • Upstate New York Rising Star,  Intellectual Property, 2014
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • Order of the Coif
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • International Society of Automation (ISA)
  • Executive Editor, Syracuse Law Review

  • What Every Capital Region Business Needs to Know about Cybersecurity and GDPR, Albany Business Review Smart Series, April 16, 2019

  • Board Member, Technology Alliance of Central New York
  • Former Board Member, CNY Jazz Arts Foundation