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F. Clayton Faries

Of Counsel

Houston, TX
713-654-5398
faries@fr.com
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Background

F. Clayton (Clay) Faries is Of Counsel in Fish & Richardson’s Houston Office. His practice focuses on both domestic and international patent prosecution with an emphasis in the chemical industry including chemical processes. Mr. Faries has broad expertise in chemicals, specializing in polyolefin and other polymers. Technology areas of his practice also include computer hardware and software, process controls, medical devices, power supply, and mechanical systems.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Faries was a process engineer in the petrochemical industry for 12 years. His technical focus included fluid flow, heat transfer, and pressure relief. His product focus included polyefin, including managing the day-to-day operation of polypropylene production. Mr. Faries also supported the startup of a polypropylene production line for a licensee in China.

Education

J.D. , University of Houston Law Center 2003
University of Houston Law Review
magna cum laude


B.S., Texas A&M University 1987
Chemical Engineering
Texas A&M Symphonic Band


Professional Qualification of Specialist, University of Ferrara 1991
Polymer Science
International School for the Advanced Studies in Polymer Science

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Texas

Other Distinctions

Intern, Texas Court of Appeals for the First District

Winner “Best Brief” and Finalist, John Blakely-Butler moot court