Outlier Patent Attorneys

Fred Cooperrider

Meet the team

Expertise: Mechanical Device Patents and Electronics Patents

Fred Cooperrider is a former Patent Examiner with over 20 years of experience in patents and patent prosecution.  Fred’s practice is focused on mechanical devices and electronics technologies.  He has successfully prosecuted patents in the mechanical device space including consumer devices, optical devices as well as electronics including circuits, devices, systems, microelectronic fabrication, computer architecture, and software-based inventions, including business methods using software and inventions that increase efficiency of mathematical processing such as matrix multiplication procedures that increase processing efficiency on a computer. 

Fred has received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Physics, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a Master of Science in Systems Management.  He received a Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University. Additionally, he has taken graduate level coursework at Washington State University for semiconductor technology, with emphasis on device and integrated circuit design and fabrication.  While working as a patent examiner, he also completed the courses for the LLM program in intellectual property at George Washington University.

Prior to entering the intellectual property law profession, Mr. Cooperrider served as an international field service engineer for General Electric in power delivery systems and occupied various engineering positions at Boeing Aircraft Company in Seattle.

Portrait of Fred Cooperrider.

More about Fred Cooperrider


  • JD - University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University School of Law), Tacoma, WA (Attended law school at night while full-time employee at Boeing)
  • MS – Systems Management - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • MS – Electrical Engineering - University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • BS – Mathematics/Physics - Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO

Bar admission

  • Member of State Bar of State of Washington
  • Member of State Bar of State of Idaho
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court for the Federal Circuit
  • United State Supreme Court