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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Recently Issued Patents

  • 8,214,177 Optimized stochastic resonance signal detection method
  • 8,197,558 Supercritical diesel fuel composition, combustion process and fuel system
  • 8,137,380 Closure device, deployment apparatus, and method of deploying the same
  • 8,040,254 Method and system for controlling and adjusting traffic light timing patterns
  • 8,033,576 Pipe guide for expansion joint
  • 7,998,259 Combination high efficiency particle and gas filter
  • 7,940,715 Entropic based activity passive detection and monitoring system
  • 7,904,209 Open web services-based indoor climate control system

  • Listed in:
    • New York Super Lawyers® Intellectual Property, 2021
      • 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