Christopher has advised clients in a full range of patent portfolio management issues including preparing and prosecuting over 150 patent applications relating to electrical, software, business method, and mechanical inventions; prepared opinions on validity and infringement; advised clients in support of patent litigation; analyzed patent licenses and drafted related agreements.
Ohio Northern University
Pettit College of Law, J.D., 2003
(with High Distinction)
Class Rank: #1
Law Review: Lead Articles/Symposium Editor
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Over the past year, drafted more than ten patent applications for a major online retailer.
Over the past nine years, provided patent preparation, prosecution, licensing, infringement, and general intellectual property advice to a small specialized manufacturer of vision and optical sensor-based inspection equipment for the packaging industry.
Over the past nine years, provided patent preparation, prosecution, and strategy advice to a major Wall Street investment bank in the areas of software and business methods.
Over the past eight years, provided patent preparation, prosecution, and strategy advice to a small specialized software company focusing on data storage and file systems.
Over the past seven years, worked as part of a team providing patent preparation, prosecution, and strategy advice to a large medical device manufacturer.
Over the past five years, prepared and prosecuted over a dozen patent applications for a large company in the aerospace industry.
Over the past ten years, prepared and prosecuted multiple patent applications for a major university and related start-ups.
Over the past three years, prosecuted multiple applications and supported related litigation for a mid-sized technology company making both hardware and software for network security.