Christopher A. Singh

Partner

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.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • Purdue University

    (B.S., with Distinction, 2003)

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law

    (J.D., 2008)

Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Experience

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Identifies and advises clients with respect to the risks and rewards of IP ownership, prosecution, and protection strategies.
  • Counsels clients as to securement, ownership, licensing, avoidance of infringement, dispute resolution, and enforcement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
  • Prepares and facilitates ongoing prosecution of patent applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the electrical, mechanical, and computer science arts.
  • Prepares and facilitates the ongoing prosecution of international patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and foreign national patent applications.
  • Performs patentability studies and clearance studies related to various technologies.
  • Counsels clients with respect to structuring and managing invention identification and protection programs.
  • Educates in-house inventors regarding patent application preparation and prosecution.
  • Conducts IP mining sessions to assist clients in identifying innovative aspects of new products and services for which intellectual property protection may be desirable.
  • Structures and documents licensing and other transactions for the commercialization of patents and related assets and rights.
  • Counsels inventors in the completion of invention disclosure forms to facilitate in-depth disclosure of new innovations.
  • Develops and executes comprehensive IP development programs for startup businesses.
  • Performs freedom-to-operate studies and competitive patent portfolio analysis, including counseling clients with respect to patent portfolio development and management and related assets and rights.
  • Conducts IP audits/due diligence analysis of usage and ownership of intellectual property by clients and third parties.
  • Develops claim charts, claim constructions, and assists in the preparation of Markman briefs.
  • Represents clients in matters before federal district courts, the USPTO, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
  • Provides counsel in a wide range of IP litigation matters, including patent infringement and computer software copyright infringement, and in post-grant proceedings (inter partes review) before the PTAB.

Publications & Presentations

Presentations

  • “Software Patents: A Moving Target,” The Circuit (October 2015)
  • “Learn the Basics of Protecting Your IP,” Central Kentucky Investors Council (CKIC) (November 2014)

Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of North America
  • Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Indian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky (IACC)