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Clare Frederick

Clare Frederick is a USPTO-registered patent lawyer with a background in sustainability and environmental design. Clare concentrates her practice on patent prosecution, counseling, and opinion work in a wide range of technological areas.

Clare provides IP counseling and portfolio management services including global management of domestic and foreign patent portfolios as well as performing freedom to operate, patentability, and infringement analyses. She has experience drafting, prosecuting, and analyzing patent applications involving the mechanical engineering, software, and chemical fields. Her experience also includes drafting license and non-disclosure agreements in addition to appeals before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Clare's patent practice services companies ranging in size from entrepreneurs and startups to multi-national corporations. She works with clients to develop strategies to protect their IP as their business and technology expand and evolve. Her experience includes a wide array of technologies, including energy-related technologies, wireless communication, software, manufacturing, medical devices, and consumer products ranging from food and beverage products to electronics. 

Clare worked as a project engineer at an international environmental engineering firm with a focus on drinking water treatment plant design and solid waste design. She developed design drawings and specifications and obtained permits for drinking water treatment plant improvements and solid/hazardous waste construction projects. She also provided oversight for court-ordered landfill closure activities as well as for corrective action construction at a hazardous waste Superfund site on behalf of (AG’s office and IEPA). Prior to joining the firm, Clare was as an associate at an intellectual property boutique where she worked with a wide variety of clients. 

  • The Richard Linn Inn of Court
  • Adjunct Professor and Co-Director, UIC Patent Clinic
  • Mentor at The Garage at Northwestern
  • Northwestern Club of Chicago
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