A leading force in Delaware’s IP bar, Fred Cottrell is the chair of Richards Layton’s Litigation Department.
Fred regularly handles significant IP litigation before the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and in Delaware’s state courts. Clients cite his “incredibly deep knowledge,” calling him a “standout trial attorney” with “phenomenal knowledge of the judges and courts” (Chambers USA). Fred’s practice also includes several other areas of litigation, including antitrust, products liability, and commercial law.
Known for providing “exemplary judgement and exemplary value” (IAM Patent 1000), Fred has represented such industry giants as:
- Micron Technology
- Advanced Micro Devices
- 10x Genomics
- Universal Robots
A prominent figure in Delaware District Court practice, Fred participated in a recent panel on IP practice with several judges handling such cases. He is currently chair of the Complex Commercial Litigation Division Advisory Committee for the Delaware Superior Court and past co-chair of the Delaware District Court’s IP Advisory Committee.
Fred has spoken at numerous seminars in his fields of practice, including at the Federal Circuit Bar Association on the use of injunctions in patent cases and at the ABA spring meeting on judicially assisted ADR. He has also been a frequent speaker on Delaware District Court practice.