Frederick Hadidi is a partner at the intellectual property boutique Chao, Hadidi, Stark & Barker, where he helps companies respond to allegations of patent infringement and guides them through the related legal and business risks. This typically includes patent and product analysis, drafting opinion letters on validity and infringement, and negotiating license agreements. Before starting his own practice, he spent years litigating IP cases, working on deals, and prosecuting patents at three large firms: Heller Ehrman; Pennie & Edmunds; and Skadden Arps. He is admitted to practice in California and at the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office—and for the nerds out there, he’s also a member of the SAE and the IEEE. He is a supervising attorney for first year students participating in a Santa Clara Law School clinic and has held volunteer positions with the ABA and the Federal Circuit Bar Association. Fred has an electrical engineering degree from Cornell, a law degree from Stanford, and will sing and play bass for just about anyone. He is currently enrolled in Yale’s Financing and Deploying Clean Energy certificate program.