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Mareesa A. Frederick

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property


Mareesa Frederick's practice focuses on client counseling, opinion work, and patent and other intellectual property litigation with a particular emphasis on Section 337 proceedings before the International Trade Commission (ITC). She has experience in a broad range of technologies including cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, semiconductor chips and packaging, pneumatic devices, kinesiotherapy devices, tunable lasers, mobile telephones, digital cameras, television and computer monitors, inkjet cartridges, printing plates, LED lighting, and automotive parts. In addition, Ms. Frederick has extensive technical experience in polymer processing through her previous employment with Mobil Chemical, Films Division where she worked as a R&D engineer and a process engineer.


  • National Bar Association (Intellectual Property Committee, webinar coordinator and editor of IP Newsletter, 2013; treasurer, 2014; secretary, 2015-present)
  • Women's Bar Association (co-chair, Working Parents Committee,
  • International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association (editor, Section 337 Reporter, Summer Associate edition, 2013-present)


  • George Washington University, National Law Center
    J.D., Law, with honors, 2002
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1997
  • Spelman College
    B.S., Chemistry, magna cum laude, 1997

United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: international trade commission

Within: Next generation lawyers

Mareesa Frederick - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Within: Patent litigation: international trade commission

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP’s Washington DC-based ITC Section 337 team handled a large number of investigations, representing both complainants and respondents in cases involving parallel district court litigation. The team includes practitioners with ITC experience in the chemical, pharmaceutical and mechanical fields. In 2016, John Livingstone (Atlanta) and Mareesa Frederick represented Ajinomoto in US district court and before the ITC in proceedings against CJ CheilJedang to prevent the importation of certain L-tryptophan and L-tryptophan products. Among other high-profile matters, Elizabeth Niemeyer, Qingyu Yin and Smith Brittingham are representing respondents BMC Medical in an ITC investigation regarding four patents of ResMed’s breathing machines and accessories. Christine Lehman, who previously served as an investigative attorney at the ITC, is another main contact.

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