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215.568.6400
Education
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  • Pennsylvania State University, M.S., Mathematics, cum laude
  • Worcester Polytechnic University, B.S., Mathematics, with honors
C. Frederick Koenig III
Professional Experience

Fred prepares, prosecutes and supervises domestic patent applications while also serving as the firm’s international coordinator to facilitate the services which the firm provides to foreign clients and associates. Fred mentors newer associates in the firm’s electrical, mechanical and life sciences patent groups, particularly in a variety of patent claim drafting techniques and styles which are used in different jurisdictions throughout the world as well as in differing technical arts. Fred also works extensively on copyright matters including registration, licensing and litigation. Fred has actively litigated IP issues in state and federal courts.

Client Work

Fred coordinates the prosecution of global patent portfolios including the strategic use of PCT and non-PCT applications, utility model applications and sui generis mask work/topological design applications. Fred’s mathematics background has enabled him to work in securing and enforcing patent rights in virtually all fields of technology.

Fred is routinely consulted on complex copyright issues. He obtained preliminary and permanent injunctive relief in F.A. Davis Company V. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., No. 05-681 (E.D.P.A.).

Previous Work

Fred has over 30 years of intellectual property law experience. He started his career as an in-house patent attorney for Litton Industries where he performed licensing and prosecution of trademark and patent matters for the Machine Tool and Electrical Component Groups. There he secured patents on such diverse products as numerically controlled machining centers, injection molding machines, friction welding machines, grinding machines, ball valves, hand tools, aircraft seats, electrical and optical slip rings and connectors, stepper motors, and security sensors and systems.

Publications, Presentations and Recognitions

Fred conducts lectures and seminars on numerous topics in the intellectual property field for both attorneys and lay persons. He developed a course titled “Ideas, Computers and Law” for Temple University and an Intersession Course “Patents and Trademarks” for his undergraduate alma mater WPI.

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, published by Thomson Reuters, (2005-2006, 2008-2019)
Best Lawyers in America®, published by Best Lawyers LLC, (2006-2019)
Martindale-Hubbell’s top rating of “AV Preeminent”, published by Martindale-Hubbell®, (1994-2016), signifying the highest level of professional excellence.

Professional Activities

National Intellectual Property Administration (SIPO, now CNIPA) of China, Founder and current Chair
U.S. Bar Liaison Council
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Council Representative (2010-Present)
U.S. Bar Association, Japanese Patent Office Liaison Council (2007-Present)
Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
International Trademark Association
Copyright Society of the USA

Bar and Court Admissions

Massachusetts
Connecticut
Pennsylvania
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Supreme Court
Federal, Third and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeals
Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania

Life Beyond the Law

I have always found the practice and teaching of intellectual Property Law quite enjoyable in addition to meeting terrific people throughout the world along the way. My wife and I do go at a touring cyclist pace and you may see us on our tandem or on our touring bicycles almost anywhere.