skip to main content

Chris is an intellectual property litigator and patent prosecutor with experience in a diverse array of technologies.

As an IP litigator, Chris represents clients in patent, trademark, and trade secret disputes.  Chris is adept at providing practical, pragmatic legal advice in complex matters.  His experience includes Hatch-Waxman ANDA disputes, life sciences patent cases, computer-related technology cases, and contested proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Chris assists clients in obtaining worldwide patent protection and provides strategic management of complex patent portfolios.  He has prosecuted patents in a wide range of technologies within the fields of chemistry and biotechnology, including:

  • Cell culture methods (e.g., stem cell culture methods)
  • Dialysis systems, devices, and methods
  • Ion gauges
  • Membranes and filtration technologies
  • Natural product synthesis in plants and other hosts
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Transgenic mammals and plants
  • Treatment and detection of disease states
  • Vaccines and vaccine production
  • Nanoarrays for catalysis
  • Graphene and related manufacturing methods
  • Carbon nanotubes and related manufacturing methods
  • Filtering articles containing titania nanotubes
  • Nanoparticle compositions for therapeutic purposes
     

As a trusted counselor and advisor, clients rely on Chris to provide opinions regarding patent validity/invalidity and to conduct freedom-to-operate analyses.

Representative Litigation Matters

  • Represented a patent owner in contract dispute with licensee
  • Represented generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in ANDA litigation involving topical corticosteroid
  • Represented generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in ANDA litigation pertaining to type II diabetes
     

Representative Patent Prosecution Matters:

  • Worldwide patent portfolio development of biotechnology applications for major university
  • Represented major drug company in ex parte reexamination of patent on a blockbuster therapeutic

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts

Education

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Tufts University
  • M.S. in Chemistry, Tufts University
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Suffolk University Law School
  • “Using Coexistence Agreements to Secure and Confirm Trademark Rights,” Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Webcast, September 14, 2016
  • “Is Patent Prosecution Worth It?” IP Strategy Innovation Summit, Boston, MA, October 28, 2015
  • “Biosimilars Update,” Boston Bar Association Lecture, Boston, MA, May 19, 2015
  • Boston Patent Law Association, Former co-chair of the Chemical Patent Practice Committee