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Gretchen A. DeVries, Ph.D.

Senior Patent Agent

New York, NY
212-641-2269
devries@fr.com
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Background

​Gretchen DeVries is a Senior Patent Agent in the New York office of Fish & Richardson. Gretchen leverages her science background to help her clients build strong patent portfolios in a wide range of technology areas ranging from materials processing to medical devices to computing and data processing. She works closely with inventors at academic institutions and small and medium sized companies to develop patent protection that aligns with both the technological innovation and the client’s business goals.

 

Education

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2008
Materials Science and Engineering


B.S., Stanford University 2002
Materials Science and Engineering
with distinction

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2014

Other Distinctions

Selected Publications

DeVries, G.A.; Stellacci, F.; et al. “Divalent Metal Nanoparticles.” Science 315(5180): 358-361, 2007.

DeVries, G.A.; Carney, R.P.; Talley, F.R.; Stellacci, F. “Thermodynamic Study of the Reactivity of the Two Topological Point Defects Present in Mixed Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold Nanoparticles.” Advanced Materials 20(22): 4243-4247, 2008.

Carney, R.P.; DeVries, G.A.; Stellacci, F., et al. “Size Limitations for the Formation of Ordered Striped Nanoparticles.” Journal of the American Chemical Society. 130(3): 798-799, 2008.

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