As a member of the toxic tort and environmental litigation practice, Fred shares his hard science educational background and laboratory work experience with other litigators in the practice to help them obtain a foundational understanding of a particular toxic or hazardous compound at issue in a particular case.
When not consulting with the practitioners in the toxic tort and environmental litigation practice, Fred is an intellectual property and technology attorney who 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.
Prior to attending law school, Fred worked at a research company in Boulder, Colorado, where he conducted research on the heterogeneous catalysis of a wide variety of environmental and industrial processes including exhaust gas purification. He also previously conducted chemical research on new consumer products.