Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Chris focuses his practice on intellectual property and technology law, with a particular emphasis in the areas of patent preparation and prosecution and IP litigation. Chris regularly prepares and facilitates ongoing prosecution of patent applications at the USPTO in the electrical, mechanical, and computer science arts. He has extensive experience with a broad range of technologies including computer systems, software, networking, telecommunications, wireless communications, manufacturing systems, mobile and cloud computing, consumer products, robotics, industrial automation, 3D printing, electrical innovations, e-commerce, and medical devices.
Chris also represents clients in high-stakes IP litigation matters, including patent infringement, and in post-grant proceedings (inter partes review) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO. Prior to becoming an attorney, Chris was a network engineer for IBM Corporation in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he designed and maintained a variety of redundant network architectures. He also assisted in the deployment and administration of network security devices designed to protect data integrity.
(B.S., with Distinction, 2003)