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Kristen M. Fries

Staff Attorney
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


Christine Golupski

A patent attorney licensed in the State of Ohio, registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a registered Engineer-in-Training (EIT), Kristen practices in the area of intellectual property and technology law, including prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications, infringement studies, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and related intellectual property matters. She is experienced in various technologies, including:

  • Automotive components
  • Manufacturing handling equipment and conveying systems
  • Packaging
  • Climate control systems and heat exchangers
  • Compressors
  • Fuel cells
  • Dust collection systems
  • Dust collecting and air filtration systems
  • Corrugated packaging
  • Drivelines
  • Metal forming and plastic forming
  • Battery systems
  • Mixing and juicing kitchen appliances
  • Robotic systems
  • Software and application systems
  • Gas pipeline systems
  • Building material

Prior to attending law school, Kristen worked in the building materials industry as a project engineer for a manufacturing facility. While in law school at the University of Toledo College of Law, she served as Note and Comment Editor for Law Review.

Kristen’s time away from her practice is spent hanging out with her daughter, enjoying cooking and its rewards, or rooting for her favorite Ohio sports teams.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association (2013-2016), President (2015-2016)
  • Trumbull County Bar Association (2017-present)

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Alternate biographies




  • J.D., cum laude, The University of Toledo College of Law, 2013
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Miami University

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2014