Frederick S. Frei, Senior Partner
Fred Frei is an experienced IP litigator and specializes in patent litigation. He has been litigating IP cases for more than 35 years, has tried many patent cases and has first chaired numerous others that resulted in either favorable settlements or summary judgment. Fred has litigated in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court, throughout the country and at the International Trade Commission. Fred, a registered patent attorney, has been involved with the patent system for more than 40 years, including five years as a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
His IP litigation experience spans patents, trademarks and copyrights and electrical, chemical and mechanical technologies. For example, Fred’s representations have included pharmaceutical and nutritional supplements, cosmetics, medical devices, chemical sensors, optical sensors, food products, solar cells, coolant systems, packaging products, optical disc products and players, plastic products and plastic molding processes and apparatus, road-milling equipment, catalytic converters, electronic commerce, thin-screen monitors, equipment used to irradiate the U.S. mail, power converters, and ground fault circuit interrupters.
Fred was the lead patent trial counsel for the pioneer patent covering all modern-day optical discs (e.g., CDs and CD-ROMS). After a trial which confirmed its validity and where its claims were determined to cover the industry standard discs, the patent ultimately had 140 licensees, including the largest electronics and music companies in the world. Fred has been on trial teams composed solely of patent attorneys and trial teams where there was a mix of commercial litigators and patent attorneys.
- Andrews Kurth LLP
Articles in the National Law Review database by Frederick S. Frei:
- Federal Circuit Affirms Pre-Therasense Finding of Inequitable Conduct (Posted On Tue, 2012-05-01 01:36)
- Therasense Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Company—The Federal Circuit tightens the standards necessary to establish the inequitable conduct defense by requiring a “but-for” showing of materiality (Posted On Fri, 2011-05-27 17:19)
- Hyatt v. Kappos: A New Standard for the Admissibility of Evidence in a Section 145 Action (Posted On Sat, 2011-04-23 09:49)