Christopher A. Jethrow





216-579-1700 ext. 257

Christopher is experienced in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical and electro-mechanical arts and handling trademark applications. His practice also includes rendering infringement, patentability, and validity opinions.

Representative experience includes:

  • Semiconductor assemblies and methods
  • Airplane components
  • Printer components
  • Refrigerator systems, including ice maker assemblies
  • Gas and electric cooking ranges
  • Steel manufacturing processes

Prior to entering the practice of law, Christopher was a mechanical engineer for STERIS Corporation and General Electric. His responsibilities included designing and validating mechanical systems related to liquid chemical sterilizers and diesel engines.

During law school, Christopher was a member of The University of Akron Law Review (serving as Assistant Editor for 2005-2006) and The University of Akron Intellectual Property Law Journal (serving as Senior Board Member for 2006-2007). He was published in Volume 1 of The University of Akron Intellectual Property Law Journal for an article entitled “Phillips v. AWH Corporation: Asking Questions, But Refusing to Hear the Answer.”

Christopher is currently a member of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.


The University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 2007
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1996
Case Western Reserve University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1994, Summa Cum Laude


Ohio Supreme Court
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office