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Christopher Paradies

Christopher Paradies

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Patent Application, Patent Infringement

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About Me

Christopher Paradies, Ph.D. is dedicated to helping others to reach their goals and to improving the community by supporting a thriving environment for entrepreneurism and small business growth. He supports a long term goal of building a thriving network of life science companies within the State of Florida. Having thriving for profit life science companies clustered around centers of excellence, such as the University of Florida and Shands Hospital, the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center, Draper Labs, and the Byrd Alzheimers Research Institute, the University of Central Florida and the Birnham Institute and Torrey Pines, and the universities of Florida's east coast and Scripps is necessary to support the educational goals of the universities and the development goals of the not-for-profit research institutes. An exchange of ideas and development of intellectual property relationships between educational, not-for-profit research, for profit life science companies and capital formation within the State of Florida is necessary to achieve commercialization of innovation that would otherwise go without a champion.

As a cancer survivor, going on 10 years cancer free, his support of the life science community in Florida is genuine and personal. "Florida can make a difference in the development of science, technology and innovation in the treatment, prevention and cure of diseases associated with an aging population, including cancer and dementia," according to Dr. Paradies.


Languages Spoken: German, Norwegian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Intellectual Property: 34%
    14 years, 50 cases
  2. Patent Infringement: 33%
    14 years, 20 cases
  3. Patent Application: 33%
    15 years, 300 cases



Hourly ($450/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Sidney Wallis Kilgore

    I have known Chris Paradies in a professional capacity for a number of years now. I have always found him to be exceptionally competent as an attorney and easy going as a person. I believe Chris to be an individual of vision who possesses a sense of strategic planning and good judgment. I am happy to endorse him.


    Sidney Kilgore Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Chris is an excellent patent attorney and is versatile in many technology areas. He is experienced in all areas of patent law, and is one of the best in Florida.


    Jay Pattumudi Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Fowler White Boggs Banker

501 E Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL, 336025237



FLMember in Good Standing200508/12/2015
NYCurrently registered 200203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Florida Bar Certified Intellectual Property LawFlorida Bar2007
Registered Patent Attorney / AgentUnited States Patent & Trademark Office2000
Student Service AwardTouro Law Center2000
John S. Bainbridge Moot Court, Best OralistTouro Law Center1999
John S. Bainbridge Moot Court, First PlaceTouro Law Center1999
CALI, Contracts LawTouro Law Center1998
ValedictorianFord Central High School1978

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderFowler White Boggs Banker2004 - Present
N/AOstrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen, LLP 2002 - 2004
N/AKenyon & Kenyon LLP2000 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tampa Bay Technology ForumVice-Chair2009 - Present
Star Technology Enterprise CenterSteering Committee Member2009 - Present
Florida Venture ForumBoard Member2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2009
Star Technology Enterprise CenterAdvisor and Board Member2006 - Present
International Trademark AssociationMember2006 - Present
Greater Tampa Chamber of CommerceMember, Bioscience Committee2006 - 2008
Florida Bar, Business Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Florida BarMember2004 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2000 - Present
Student Bar AssociationParliamentarian1999 - 2000
Moot Court Honor SocietyMember1998 - 1999
New York State Bar AssociationMember, Intellectual Property Law Committee1997 - Present
Student Bar AssociationClass Representative1988 - 1999

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Pump & Brush Finland Oy v. Philips Oral Healthcare Inc., et al., confidential settlement
GF v. Cepex et al.Successfully concluded confidential settlement
Spectral imaging systempatent granted

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Publication NameTitleDate
Lawyer (HCBA)How To Protect Your Clients Trade SecretsN/A
Tampa Bay Business JournalThe Road to Obtaining Patents is Lined with Trolls and OpportunitiesN/A
Terralex NewsletterIP AssessmentN/A
Terralex NewsletterHow Changes in U.S. Patent Laws and Procedures Affect Patent OwnersN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center lawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Materials Science & EngineeringPhD - Doctorate1993
United States Military Academy PhysicsBachelor of Science1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
USF College of Medicine -- Scholarly ConcentrationIP Essentials for Healthcare Professionals2009
Association of Corporate CounselProtecting Your Assets: Service Designs2008
TMS Webcast on Material(s) Issues in Intellectual Property: Practical Considerations and Case StudiesProtection of Novel Materials Used in Nanotechnology Innovations2007
STAR TEC Entrepreneur ConferenceLegal Briefs: Open Q&A on Stock Options, IP and Other Pressing Issues2007
Florida Small Business Development CenterInternational Intellectual Property Issues2007
IWEPN2004, Kirchberg, AustriaThe Business of Knowledge2004