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Background

Mr. Freeman is an intellectual property litigation attorney in Fish & Richardson’s Washington, D.C.* office. He specializes in patent litigation with a technical emphasis on medical device and software patents. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in U.S. District Court and in Section 337 Investigations at the International Trade Commission. He has experience in all major aspects of litigation, from pre-suit diligence through trial.

Mr. Freeman is a member of the American Intellectual Property Association, currently serving as the National Logistics Director and co-chair of the Giles S. Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition. He was the National Writing Director of the competition from 2017-2019.

In his pro bono practice, Mr. Freeman represents clients in immigration court and has helped non-violent drug offenders in federal prison seek clemency through former President Obama’s clemency initiative.

Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Mr. Freeman was a judicial intern for United States Magistrate Judge John Bryant (M.D. Tenn.), an intern for United States Congressman Jim Cooper (TN), and an intern at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

Mr. Freeman earned his Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2014, where he was an editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. His first year of law school was completed at Duke University School of Law, where he earned the Dean’s Award.

Mr. Freeman graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with honors and with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina in 2011, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a second major in Political Science. He was Captain and team President of the UNC Water Ski and Wakeboard team and was the 2010 Director of USA Waterski’s South Atlantic Conference. He spent the summer of 2009 studying at the London School of Economics.

*Admitted only in Massachusetts. Not admitted to practice in D.C. Work conducted in D.C. is directly supervised by a member of the DC Bar or is limited to federal courts or agencies listed below or otherwise authorized by law.

Education

Vanderbilt University Law School 2014
J.D.
Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2011
Business Administration and Political Science, B.S.
with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Massachusetts 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 2019

Memberships & Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • National Logistics Director, Giles S. Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition (2019 – Present)
  • National Writing Director, Giles S. Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition (2017 – 2019)

Boston Patent Law Association

Boston IP Inn of Court

Other Distinctions

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, A Conversation on Medical Innovation, a joint event sponsored by the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Association and Vanderbilt Medical Innovation Lab (March 26, 2018).

Moderator, “Enforcement of Surgical Methods/Techniques,” a panel presented by the Boston Patent Law Association (Jan. 31, 2018).

Experience

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