Hilmar L. Fricke

Of Counsel

Philadelphia
T +1.215.564.3076
F +1.215.568.3439

Overview

Hilmar Fricke prepares and prosecutes domestic and foreign patent applications in the chemical and mechanical arts. He has experience in a wide scope of technology areas, including a concentration in the auto coatings area. Additionally, he renders opinions and provides counseling on patent matters and prepares licensing agreements, joint development agreements and confidentiality agreements directed to intellectual property matters. Working closely with his clients, Hilmar understands the need to develop a personalized approach to all situations and client needs.

Select Experience

  • Served as chief patent counsel to an automotive product company for eight years, handling all intellectual property matters for the business. 
  • Served as outside counsel to a performance coatings company for several years.
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Experience

  • Served as chief patent counsel to an automotive product company for eight years, handling all intellectual property matters for the business. 
  • Served as outside counsel to a performance coatings company for several years.
  • Managed a performance coatings company's foreign docket, including prosecuting patents and providing patent strategy. Handled many of the applications and strategies that are now part of the company's portfolio.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • AIPLA

Prior Positions

  • DuPont Performance Coatings: Chief Patent Counsel

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 22,384
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin