Chris also has extensive experience in licensing, technology transactions, patent prosecution strategies and creating effective IP and legal organizations. He is a subject matter authority in patent law, trade secrets, FRAND/SSOs, antitrust law and contracts, and has worked on patent suits involving a wide array of technologies, including cellular/wireless, semiconductors, software, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.
Chris prides himself on providing efficient, no-nonsense legal solutions that truly serve the client’s needs. He has worked on the full range of IP and IP-related matters — from small matters requiring maximum efficiency to cases with multi-billion dollar exposures requiring the most creative solutions and novel approaches — and he knows how to tailor an effective, winning approach for each situation.
Before entering private practice, Chris served as a law clerk to the Honorable Haldane Robert Mayer in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He earned bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and French Studies from the University of Minnesota and his juris doctor from Yale Law School.