Clare Frederick

Clare Frederick

Richards Patent Law P.C.
  • Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks
  • Illinois, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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I enjoy working with a wide variety of clients, understanding each client’s unique needs, and developing an IP strategy that matches the client’s vision and goals. I believe that the client’s understanding of its IP protection is invaluable to the client. My main objective is to enhance the client’s understanding and develop strategies to protect its IP as its business and technology continues to grow and change. I have experience drafting and prosecuting utility and design patent applications in the chemical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, software and medical device arts. I also have experience in patent litigation, international and domestic trademark prosecution, and the preparation of patentability opinions, right-to-practice opinions, and non-disclosure agreements. Before law school, I worked as an environmental engineer in the drinking water and solid/hazardous waste practice areas. Projects ranged from the design of chemical feed systems and other improvements at drinking water facilities to landfill design and regulatory compliance. While at Northwestern, I was a research assistant on a wetlands phosphorus removal project and a member of the crew team.

Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
  • Free Consultation
    Initial consultations are free. Per project fixed fees standard for most patent and opinion work. Hourly fees available.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
- Current
Richards Patent Law P.C.
- Current
McCracken and Gillen LLC
McCracken and Frank LLC
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (2011) | Certification in Intellectual Property
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Northwestern University
B.S. (2004) | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Activities: Northwestern Crew
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Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar  # 6305957
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Licensing Executives Society
- Current
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Intellectual Property Association of Chicago
- Current
Activities: New Programming Committee Chair
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Richard Linn Inn of Court
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Articles & Publications
What is the value of intellectual property?
Richards Patent Law website
Registered Patent Attorney
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Websites & Blogs
Richards Patent Law P.C.
Contact & Map
233 South Wacker Drive
84th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
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