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Tamara Fraizer PhD



Tamara Fraizer is a Principal in Fish & Richardson’s Silicon Valley office in California. Her practice emphasizes patent litigation and spans the realms of biology and information technology.  She has litigated in numerous federal district courts, and has also tried cases in the US International Trade Commission and participated in reexamination at the USPTO.

Dr. Fraizer began her career as an academic researcher and lecturer in population biology, with emphasis on statistics and computer modeling. She has maintained her technical interests in bioinformatics, data analysis, and software, and, as a registered patent attorney, has prosecuted patents in these areas. She has studied and is interested in open source issues. She is also following developments in personalized medicine, and has assessed and speaks on the role that intellectual property plays in developing and protecting the use of information in healthcare. 

As a litigator at Fish & Richardson, Dr. Fraizer crosses practice boundaries. She has litigated cases in the life sciences involving genetic engineering, biochemistry, and physiology.  She has also litigated cases focused on electronic devices involving computer code, electronic circuitry, and mechanical design issues.  For example, Dr. Fraizer has handled patent infringement cases involving:

  • Genetically engineered proteins
  • Bioassays
  • Biomedical devices
  • Automated light switches and door openers
  • Internet security systems
  • Database management systems

Relationships and a strong work ethic are important to Dr. Fraizer. She appreciates the need to manage cases to meet her clients’ goals, without compromising the value of solid knowledge of the facts and sound application of the law. She is active in mentoring associates at her firm, sponsors Fish & Richardson’s Silicon Valley Life Sciences Seminars, and regularly attends forums in the Valley focused on entrepreneurship and innovation.


  • California 2001
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office 2002

Memberships and Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Sections of the California Bar.

Other Distinctions

California “Super Lawyer” in IP Litigation (2011-2013)


  • BS, University of Kansas 1986
    Biology with honors and highest distinction
  • PhD, University of California, Davis 1996
    Population Biology
  • JD, Stanford Law School 2001