Fredrick has over 10 years of experience advising both emerging growth companies and established enterprises on a wide range of intellectual property issues with a focus on patent portfolio development. He works closely with both investors and successful startups, and has the industry-specific insights to successfully help clients approach patents and budget planning according to what investors and business partners in Silicon Valley would consider as the gold standard. His years of cross-discipline work in patent litigation and client counseling in mergers and acquisitions lend him a unique perspective in developing a balanced patent portfolio that is valuable in both transactions and enforcement. His unique approach to patents not only protects a company’s key market differentiators and provides defensive value, but also helps startups develop a sound and holistic larger IP strategy that is appealing to key stakeholders, including investors and potential acquirers. He has successfully scaled companies’ portfolios from single digits to hundreds of patents.
In addition to his broad legal experience, Fredrick is a rare attorney who knows how to publish smart contracts on blockchains and train neural networks. His experience in app development also allows him to identify unique legal aspects in B2B and B2C software companies. Working with a wide variety of companies, he speaks fluent technical language in various technical spaces, including IoT devices, AR/VR devices, blockchains, Web3, Fintech, AI and machine learning, AI chips, autonomous systems, robotics, bioinformatics and medical devices. He also understands the key industry-specific value proposition in those technical areas.
While attending law school, Fredrick served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Charlotte Walter Woolard of the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco. He was also a senior editor for the UC Law SF Journal. He also earned the prize for Best Moot Court Oral Argument and CALI Excellence for Future Award in his Patent Prosecution Seminar.