Kellie Fredericks is a partner in the firm and is a registered patent agent in the chemical practice group. She represents foreign and domestic clients in patent matters, including patent preparation, prosecution, and portfolio management. Kellie’s practice focuses on pharmaceutical chemistry (including small molecule therapeutics, pharmaceutical formulations, and pharmaceutical delivery systems), polymer chemistry, materials science, photoresists, and nanotechnology.

Prior to joining the firm, Kellie was a Licensing Associate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Office of Technology Commercialization. She also has more than twelve years of experience in start-up pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, with skills ranging from conducting bench science to directing FDA and USDA clinical trials, and was an adjunct professor at the State University of New York at Cobleskill. Kellie has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Rochester and earned her Master’s in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. She also holds a black belt in tae kwon do and, at one time, owned a tae kwon do school.

Memberships and Organizations:

Kellie’s past and present memberships include Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association (President, Board member), Tech Valley Licensing Executives Society Steering Committee, American Chemical Society, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Pre-Seed Workshop advisor, Licensing Executives Society, and Association of University Technology Managers.

Kellie S. Fredericks, Unitary European patent one step closer to fruition, The Daily Record, January 15, 2013

Kellie S. Fredericks, Patent harmonization initiatives€“ a review, The Daily Record, July 19, 2011

Kellie S. Fredericks and Shahrokh Falati, Licensing Creations of the Human Mind, The Daily Record, May 18, 2010

D.H. Overstreet, K. Fredericks, D. Knapp, G. Breese, J. McMichael, Nerve growth factor (NGF) has novel antidepressant-like properties in rats; Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior 94: 553-560, 2010

S.W. Mamber, V. Long, R.G. Rhodes, S. Pond-Tor, L.R. Wheeler, K. Fredericks, B. VanScoy, J.F. Sauniere, R. Steinschneider, J.C. Laurent, J. McMichael, The Use of Streptolysin O For the Treatment of Scars, Adhesions and Fibrosis: Initial Investigations Using Murine Models of Scleroderma; Nonlinearity in Biology, Toxicology, and Medicine 2: 67-€“87, 2004