Senior Patent Agent / New York / 212-641-2269

Gretchen A. DeVries, Ph.D.

​Gretchen DeVries, Ph.D., is a senior patent agent in the New York office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Gretchen leverages her science background to help her clients build strong patent portfolios in a wide range of technology areas ranging from materials processing to medical devices to computing and data processing. She works closely with inventors at academic institutions and small and midsized companies to develop patent protection that aligns with both the technological innovation and the client’s business goals.


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008)

B.S. with distinction, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University (2002)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2014


  • “Thermodynamic Study of the Reactivity of the Two Topological Point Defects Present in Mixed Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold Nanoparticles.” Advanced Materials 20(22): 4243-4247 (2008)
  • “Size Limitations for the Formation of Ordered Striped Nanoparticles.” Journal of the American Chemical Society. 130(3): 798-799 (2008)
  • “Divalent Metal Nanoparticles.” Science 315(5180): 358-361 (2007)
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