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Fred has a knack for seeing a business through the eyes of a client but also uses his own experience when counseling them on their IP interests.

He strives to connect with clients on a personal and professional level, offering continuous communication to clients when necessary to explain the why, the how and the next steps in protecting and enhancing their intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and copyrights.

Fred is involved in all phases of patent prosecution, including appeals and international applications, and handles multiple aspects of securing, defending and enforcing trademarks, including U.S. and international applications, oppositions and cancellations. He also has experience in corporate transactions involving intellectual property, including drafting and negotiating license agreements and technology development agreements. In addition, Fred assists clients with e-commerce and computer-related business transactions, such as website development and hosting agreements, domain name transfers, software licenses and development agreements.

Fred focuses his practice on clients related to manufacturing and technology, an interest that began after he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He has represented clients from engineering, manufacturing and packaging firms.




  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2011


  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • B.S., University of Notre Dame
    • Mechanical Engineering


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • The Missouri Bar
2023 Pro Bono Contributor
  • Handled intellectual property (IP) work for engineer/manufacturer of valves, and metering and dispensing technology.
  • Represented manufacturer of advanced battery systems in patent prosecution matters nationally and around the world.
  • Coordinated IP work for large national suppliers of rigid packaging.
Outside the Office

Fred spends most of his free time with his four children.

He has served as a youth soccer and basketball coach, and has coached each of his children in at least one sport. Two of his kids have taken up golf, which has rekindled his interest in the sport. The three play together about once every other week.

Fred also enjoys running. He finds time for a run nearly every day, regularly competes in 5Ks and 10Ks, and has completed a half-marathon.

Community Leadership
  • St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, 2000-present; Board of Directors, 2004-2011