Chris 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, Chris 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, Chris 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.”
Chris is currently a member of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He is also Co-chair of the firm’s Inclusion & Diversity Committee.
- 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