Stacy regularly counsels clients on patent portfolio strategy and management, prepares patentability, validity, and product clearance opinions, and advises on due diligence and transactional matters relating to the transfer of IP.
She has successfully helped solo inventors (such as a retired ER nurse whom she represented pro bono), small and non-profit organizations (such as medical device start-ups and universities), and large corporations (such as multinational consumer products and specialty chemicals companies) alike to obtain patents on their inventions.
Stacy holds a degree in chemical engineering and is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Awards and Rankings
Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2017- 2019)
Co-Author, “Shop of Horrors,” IP Magazine (2019)
“I enjoy assisting clients in maximizing the value of their innovations and protecting their intellectual property worldwide.”
Helped a client build a portfolio of 150 patents to protect a pioneering implantable medical device.
Prosecuted patents and counseled a renowned research university and licensing company building a patent portfolio for a urological therapy implant device.
Provides patent prosecution and counseling services to Georgia-Pacific, a Fortune 500 multinational paper products company.
Provides worldwide patent prosecution and counseling services to GE Power related to power generation equipment and renewable power sources.
Provided IP counseling, due diligence and analysis to a medical device company related to its $17 million acquisition of a surgical products firm.
Assists a research and development company in developing a transdermal delivery patent portfolio.
Handles IP needs of a Georgia-based, publicly traded developer of cardiovascular products, hemostatic materials and protein hydrogel products.
Provided a patent clearance opinion to a medical device company for a new heart surgery instrument.
Provided patent and trademark prosecution, intellectual property counseling and litigation services to a leading carpet manufacturer.
Provides patent prosecution and counseling to major university's office of technology licensing for carbon nanotube, chemical, materials science and computer-related technologies.
Provides patent prosecution and counseling to a university for numerous medical technologies.
Undertook patentability analysis and provides patent portfolio development services to an R&D firm developing a transmucosal drug delivery device.
Represents a public research university in patenting nanoparticle-stabilized liposomes.
Advised Printpack on IP agreements.
Advised major barge line on proprietary IP related to preparing and processing coal-biomass mixtures.
Provides patent prosecution and counseling services to a Fortune 100 beverage company for chemical and materials-related technologies.
Represents a specialty chemical company in patenting genetically engineered organisms for oil exploration, pharmaceutical and food preparation applications.
In the News
New Partners Grab Their Brass Rings at Atlanta Law Firms (January 12, 2018)
Daily Report and Law.com
Brenna Clark, Stacy Fredrich, Trent Myers and Cindy Upchurch are mentioned in this Daily Report article for being elected partner, effective January 1, 2018.
Eversheds Sutherland Unveils US Promotions (December 21, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland is mentioned in this Legal Week article regarding the election of 17 new US partners effective January 1, 2018.
27 Eversheds Sutherland Attorneys Named 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (February 7, 2019)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that 25 of its attorneys based in Georgia have been selected as top attorneys in the state by Super Lawyers . Additionally, two attorneys have been ...
30 Eversheds Sutherland (US) Attorneys Named 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (February 23, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that 25 of its attorneys based in Georgia have been selected as top attorneys in the state by Super Lawyers . Additionally, five attorneys have ...
Eversheds Sutherland Represents Shell in Acquiring Minority Interest of US Solar Developer (January 18, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce it has represented Shell in the acquisition of a minority interest in Silicon Ranch Corporation, a leading US owner, developer and operator of ...
Eversheds Sutherland Elects 17 New US Partners (December 20, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce the election of 17 new partners effective January 1, 2018. Eversheds Sutherland Co-CEO Mark D. Wasserman commented: “It is an honor to welcome our ...
31 Eversheds Sutherland (US) Attorneys Named 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (February 21, 2017)
ATLANTA-Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that 27 of the firm’s attorneys based in Georgia have been selected as top attorneys in the state by Super Lawyers. Additionally, four ...
Sutherland Represents Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment in Acquisition of Downhole Technology (April 1, 2016)
HOUSTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that the firm represented global oilfield equipment supplier Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG (SBO) in its acquisition of ...
Sutherland Women Stepping Up Donates $100,000 to Families First (May 1, 2014)
ATLANTA - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Sutherland Women Stepping Up raised $100,000 for Families First, a non-profit organization providing adoption, foster care, ...
“Because no Joint Development Agreement is ironclad and the nature of collaborative research and development projects is inherently unpredictable, sound research and administrative practices are crucial to reduce the risk of a contentious breakup and to improve the likelihood of a successful outcome in collaborative research and development projects.”
Legal Alert: International Design Patent Filing Option Available May 13, 2015, to U.S. Filers (May 11, 2015)
Beginning May 13, 2015, U.S. applicants will be able to file international design patent applications through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition, U.S. design patents resulting from ...
Legal Alert: Patentability of Personalized Medicine Under Attack by Unanimous Supreme Court (March 27, 2012)
Legal Alert: The Written Description Requirement Revisited, Giving Caution to Biotech Patent Owners (February 28, 2011)
Hot Topics from the United States: 2018 Intellectual Property Law Highlights (March 6, 2019)
Berichten IndustriEle Eigendom (IE)
In this article for Berichten IE, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Ann Fort, Stacy Fredrich, Jamie Duncan, Anna Halsey, Jim Johnson, Jeremy Spier, Karissa Blyth, Chris Mann and Law Clerk Vivian Chew ...
Shop of Horrors (February 2019)
The rapid growth of online sales platforms has allowed companies to expand their sales footprints quickly and cost-effectively. However, online marketplaces also offer a low cost of entry platform ...
Overcoming Challenges in Transferring Technology in Academia and Beyond (October 2015)
Intellectual Property Strategist
University technology transfer offices (TTOs) bridge the gap between innovation and commercialization by identifying ways to protect university-generated innovations from unauthorized exploitation, ...
Law of Nature or Patentable Discovery? (May 1, 2012)
Reprinted with permission from Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News
Joint Development Agreements - From Honeymoon to Breakup (April 4, 2012)
Difficulty in Patenting Improved Antibodies: Courts Increasingly Invalidating Claims for Lacking Written Description (May 1, 2011)
Reprinted with permission from Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News
Special Events Chair, Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court
Immediate Past Chair and current Member, Board of Directors, Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN)
Leadership Buckhead, Class of 2014
Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Intellectual Property Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Volunteer, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
Member, Governing Committee, Sutherland Women Stepping Up
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