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Chris is a co-founder and partner of one of the leading IP litigation boutiques in the United States, Colvin Hudnell LLP.

Chris is a first chair IP litigator who has successfully handled dozens of large and complex matters involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, false advertising and trade secrets. Chris started working in the Intellectual Property field over 20 years ago, paying his way though law school by clerking full time at a top IP firm just down the street from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

As a former partner in a prestigious AmLaw 100 firm, Chris litigated for many years with and against the top IP litigators in the United States, consistently prevailing for his clients. Chris co-founded Colvin Hudnell to leverage new technologies and innovative legal support services to ensure more efficient representation of his clients, while continuing to deliver outstanding results.

Chris is also an entrepreneur and the Founder and Chairman of The PriSM Group (PriSM = Private Social Media). PriSM Group companies foster and grow secure, private, social media networks around shared professional, alumni, charitable and recreational affiliations. Those networks include:

• IvyLife (, the first & largest private social media network for the 1.5 million Ivy League alumni worldwide

• In The House (, the first & largest private social media network for in-house counsel. ITH membership includes in-house counsel from 85% of Fortune 500 companies.

• Law Partner Referral Network (, the first & largest private social media network for law firm partners. LPRN membership includes partners from 80% of AmLaw 200 firms.

• Law Firm Alumni Network ("Lawfan" |, the first & largest independent BigLaw alumni network

As the founder and GC of a number of successful startups, Chris brings a unique perspective to his law practice and a special understanding of his clients’ business needs.

Specialties: Patent Litigation, Trademark Litigation, False Advertising Litigation, Copyright Litigation, Trade Secret Litigation, Strategic IP Counseling, Outside General Counsel Services, Creation of Private Social Media Networks


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. International Law: 33%

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Colvin Hudnell LLP

375 Park Avenue, Suite 2607
New York, NY, 10152


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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Princeton UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A