C. Fred Charpie, III


Service Specialties

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Licensing
  • Litigation and Litigation Support
  • Intellectual Property Management Systems and Support Services
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Client Counseling Services

Fred Charpie’s practice is directed to patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling. In his patent practice, Fred represents several clients in the building industry regarding insulative systems and components, roofing systems and vertical transportation systems such as elevators, escalators and moving walks. He also represents clients in connection with a variety of mechanical and elctro-mechanical technologies including medical equipment and devices, automotive drive-train systems and components and control systems. In his trademark and copyright practice, Fred represents a wide variety of fields including industrial and commercial products, novelty items and the entertainment industry.

Technology Areas

  • Electro-Mechanical/Mechanical/Manufacturing/Automotive
  • Fluid Handling Systems/Pumps & Valves/HVAC
  • Glass/Ceramics
  • Glass Fiber Composites/Building Materials/Forestry Products/Furniture
  • Medical/Medical Devices/Biomedical
  • Photovoltaic Technologies


  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association (past President, former Vice President, former Secretary / Treasurer)
  • Toledo Area Small Business Association (Board of Directors)


  • Juris Doctor (Certificate of Concentration in Intellectual Property Law), The University of Toledo
  • Master of Business Administration, The University of Toledo
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Toledo

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