also known as Chuck Runyan
I am an intellectual property attorney. After receiving a Ph. D. in Chemistry from Texas A&M University, I attended law school at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
I have held law firm and in-house positions in Phoenix, Houston, San Francisco, and Santa Clara.
I have been married for 29 years. My wife and I have two adult sons and have three, grade-school-aged, special needs daughters that we adopted from the foster system in California.
I have prosecuted and drafted patent applications and managed the prosecution and drafting of hundreds of cases in diverse areas such as natural product pharmaceuticals (including anti-cancer compositions) and nutraceuticals, purified microbes, drugs, medical devices such as intravascular stents (and pharmaceutical and polymer coatings for those stents) and robotic automation for constructing intravascular stents, intraocular lens materials, semiconductor processing methods and equipment, medical/surgical equipment, software, and industrial scale polyolefin polymerization and polymerization catalysts.
I have prepared patent and trademark validity and infringement opinions, clearance opinions, and trademark oppositions. I am experienced with conducting domain name dispute arbitrations and negotiating cybersquatting dispute settlements.
Admitted in Arizona, California, Texas, and at the USPTO.
Licensed since 1998
Pro Bono (5%)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I endorse this lawyer. He has significant expertise in intellectual property matters (patent, copyright and trademark issues), which reflects his past experience as a "big firm" attorney. But he is also friendly, down to earth and easy to work with. Charles has expanded his law practice to other areas in order to better serve his Arizona clients.
Joanne Underhill Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Welch Fellow||Robert Welch Foundation||1988|
|Staff Ip Counsel||CR Bard||2013 - Present|
|Owner||Runyan Law||2008 - Present|
|Senior Counsel Patents||Abbott Vascular||2005 - 2008|
|Senior Associate||Squire Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.||2003 - 2005|
|Attorney||ExxonMobil Chemical Company||2000 - 2003|
|Associate||Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.||1998 - 2000|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Arizona Technology Council||Member||2009 - 2010|
|Arizona BioIndustry Association||Member||2009 - 2010|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Mortgage Modification Fraud||Settlement in favor of client covering client's out of pocket costs and all attorney's fees|
|Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure||Convinced the lender to back off filing the eviction.|
|I Cloud Communications v. Apple, Inc.||N/A|
|Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law||INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SAFETY NET: A New Law Clarifies an Online Service Provider’s Liability for Copyright Infringement||1998|
|National Law Journal||Outsourced Programs: Ownership Issues Arise||1998|
|Early Transition Metal Clusters with ½-Donor Ligands||Halide Supported Octahedral Clusters of Zirconium: Structural and Bonding Questions||1995|
|Journal of the American Chemical Society||Excising Hexanuclear Zirconium Clusters from Solids as a Route to Zirconium Cluster Solution Chemistry||1994|
|University of Arizona College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Texas A&M University||Chemistry||PhD - Doctorate||1994|
|Arizona State University||Chemistry||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|
|AZBio Expo 2011||Innovation and the U. S. Patent Office||2011|
|Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2004: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing||Patent Interviews||2004|
|Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2003: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing||Patent Interviews||2003|