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Clare Frederick

Clare Frederick

McCracken & Gillen LLC

Oak Brook, IL, USA

Clare is an attorney in the area of patent and trademark law and is registered to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  She has experience drafting and prosecuting utility and design patent applications in the chemical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, software and medical device arts.  Clare also has experience in patent litigation, international and domestic trademark prosecution, and the preparation of patent opinions and non-disclosure agreements.

While at Chicago-Kent, Clare was Managing Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property and held positions on the boards of the Intellectual Property Law Society and the Journal of Environmental and Energy Law. 

Clare received her B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University. While at Northwestern, Clare was a research assistant on a wetlands phosphorus removal project and a member of the crew team.  After completing her undergraduate degree, Clare practiced environmental engineering in the drinking water and solid/hazardous waste practice areas. Projects ranged from the design of chemical feed systems and other improvements at drinking water facilities to landfill design, permit compliance, and construction oversight.


Richard Linn Inn of Court

Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, New Programming

Committee Co-Chair, Chicago Bar Association


B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University 

J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


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