Biography

Christopher is an experienced patent attorney and computer programmer who handles the full range of intellectual property matters related to patents and trademarks. He is particularly well-versed in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in computer-related industries, including software, networking, telecommunications and databases, among others. 

He is also a litigator whose experience includes disputes over patentability, validity and infringement. In addition, he works with new businesses on common intellectual property legal concerns that emerge in the early stages of growth.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, Christopher was an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm.

He previously worked as a computer programmer at a leading photography company, and as a programmer and implementation manager for a mortgage finance company.

Representative Matters

  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications for algorithms related to time-based generational garbage collection.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications related to optical networking devices and related systems.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications related to persistent and dynamic caches and related caching schemes.
  • Member of a litigation team that defended to settlement a large banking client facing a patent infringement suit related to its banking software.
  • Counsels startups on select intellectual property legal issues that commonly arise when starting a new business.

Honors & Awards

  • Named an "Influential Minority Lawyer" by Crain's Chicago Business (2017)
  • CALI Award for Excellence, Theory of the Corporate Firm and Corporate Governance