Keith D. Fredlake


Keith is a registered patent attorney whose practice includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications; working with clients on design patents; and counseling clients on issues regarding the patentability of inventions, patent rights in foreign countries, and the infringement and validity of U.S. patents. He also regularly performs portfolio review for clients, including freedom-to-operate, invalidity, patentability, and opposition searches. Keith is also experienced in the preparation of invalidity and non-infringement options for utility and design patents.

In addition, he has significant experience in conducting trademark clearances, registering trademarks, negotiations and licensing, and adversarial proceedings before the U.S. Trademark and Appeal Board and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

Keith’s clients are primarily in the chemical and life sciences industry, including chemistry, chemical engineering, oil and gas-petrochemicals, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.

He was recommended by Legal 500 US in 2015 for Patent Prosecution.




Cozen O’Connor Intellectual Property Attorneys Recognized by IAM Patent 1000

July 22, 2022

IAM Patent 1000 has named Frank Abramonte, Thomas Fisher, Keith Fredlake, Jeffrey Gendzwill, and Edward Weisz to their 2022 list.

Cozen O’Connor Bolsters Washington, D.C., Intellectual Property Practice with the Addition of Jeffrey T. Gendzwill and Keith D. Fredlake

October 26, 2020

Both Gendzwill and Fredlake join from Kilpatrick Townsend and will become members of the firm’s growing Intellectual Property practice that comprises nearly 50 attorneys representing national and international corporate clients from startups to multinational companies.


Important Changes to European Patent Practice [Alert]

October 13, 2022

The European Patent Office is replacing the existing regional patent system with a new Unitary Patent system that has enforcement throughout Europe.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2002
  • Western State College of Colorado, B.A., 1998

Awards & Honors

IAM Patent 1000 - 2022

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court -- Colorado
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office