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Tamara Fraizer PhD



Tamara Fraizer is a Principal in Fish & Richardson’s Silicon Valley office in California. Her practice encompasses IP counseling, patent dispute resolution, and post-grant review. She has prosecuted patents before the USPTO, tried cases in the US International Trade Commission, and litigated in California state courts and federal district courts across the country.

Dr. Fraizer’s focus is on the life sciences, software & analytics, and consumer products, especially those relating to health care. She began her career as an academic researcher and lecturer in population biology, with emphasis on statistics, data analysis, and computer modeling. She maintains technical interests in these areas and, more generally, in the business of healthcare, wellness, and the Internet of Things. Dr. Fraizer is the head of the firm’s Digital Practice group.

Dr. Fraizer has litigated numerous patent infringement cases involving a diversity of technologies, businesses, and products. For example, Dr. Fraizer has handled patent infringement cases involving:

  • Biomedical devices
  • Bioassays
  • Proteins and pharmaceuticals
  • 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 understand and meet her clients’ goals, without compromising solid knowledge of the facts and sound application of the law. She sponsors Fish & Richardson’s Life Sciences at the Bar seminars, writes and speaks on current legal issues, 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 Bar Association
Santa Clara Bar Association
Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Sections of the California Bar.
American Intellectual Property Law Association.

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