James Frei

James Frei

Patent Agent

San Francisco, (415) 268-6230


Ricks College (AS, 2000)
University of California, Davis (B.S.M.S.E., 2004)
University of California, Davis (M.S.E.E., 2005)
University of California, Davis (M.S., 2006)

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

James Frei is a Patent Agent in the firm’s San Francisco office. His practice focuses on patent drafting and prosecution. His technical expertise includes mixed signal circuitry, electromagnetics, photonics, metallurgy, composites, nano-materials, solid state devices, and thin-film technologies. He is also familiar with computer architecture and numerous programming languages, including C, Python, Perl, Java, and Matlab.

Mr. Frei’s research at UC Davis included 2-D electromagnetic modeling of fin-FETs, as well as investigation of electron-assisted diffusion mechanisms in highly conductive metals. Mr. Frei was previously a signal integrity engineer at Oracle/Sun Microsystems and responsible for the simulation and characterization of the high-speed serial interconnects used in DDR and PCI-E that contributed to the success of the T-series and M-series SPARC processor platforms.

Mr. Frei holds an A.S. in mechanical engineering from Ricks College, a B.S. in electrical/materials science engineering, a M.S. in electrical engineering, and a M.S. in materials science and engineering from UC Davis. He is also certified with the State of California in Fundamentals of Engineering/Engineer-In-Training (FE/EIT).

Mr. Frei is fluent in Spanish.

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