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As a patent litigator, Chris helps clients manage, protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. 


Chris represents clients in all stages of litigation, commercial transactions and licensing. Chris prosecutes and defends claims of intellectual property infringement in federal courts across the country, including representing clients from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies as lead and local counsel. In addition to patent, trademark and copyright infringement disputes, Chris has represented clients in litigations concerning trade secret and commercial disputes, unfair competition, unfair trade practices, false advertising, breach of contract, franchising and antitrust issues. 


Chris’s litigation experience includes:



  • defeating a preliminary injunction and succeeding on motion to dismiss in trademark and copyright infringement action against competing line of consumer products;

  • defeating four preliminary injunction motions in multimillion-dollar pharmaceutical patent case;

  • obtaining a jury verdict of $12 million on breach of contract claim;

  • prevailing on an order to show cause for contempt with permanent injunctive relief against a competitor's infringing trademarks;

  • litigating a multimillion-dollar pharmaceutical patent case to favorable settlement;

  • prevailing on an order to show cause with temporary restraints against a competitor's false advertising;

  • successfully defending an FTC advertising investigation spawned by competitor; and

  • defending claims of trademark infringement in multiple cases that resulted in favorable settlements where the clients retained the right to use their trademarks and trade dress.


As a registered patent attorney, Chris: 



  • prosecutes utility and design patents in the biotechnology, medical device, pharmaceutical and mechanical arts; 

  • counsels clients on strategic portfolio management;

  • prosecutes trademark applications and counseling clients on brand development and protection;

  • prosecutes copyright applications; 

  • represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board; 

  • performs infringement and freedom to operate analyses for patents and trademarks; 

  • negotiates intellectual property license agreements and other commercial contracts, including joint development agreements, work-for-hire agreements, distribution agreements, non-compete agreements and confidentiality agreements; and

  • performs due diligence investigations.


 


Bar Admissions:



  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


 


Federal Court Admissions:



  • District of New Jersey

  • Southern District of New York

  • Eastern District of New York

  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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Languages spoken: German, English

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Patent Infringement: 40%
    9 years
  2. Trademark: 30%
    9 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 20%
    9 years
  4. Trademark Application: 5%
    9 years
  5. Patent Application: 5%
    9 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Fox Rothschild LLP

Princeton Pike Corporate Center
997 Lenox Drive, Bldg 3
Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648

Fox Rothschild LLP

100 Park Avenue
Suite 1500
New York, NY, 10017

Fox Rothschild LLP

PO Box 5231
Princeton, NJ, 08543

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200807/10/2016
NJActive200707/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Registered Patent AttorneyUnited States Patent & Trademark Office2008
Registered Patent AgentUnited States Patent & Trademark Office2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner, Patent AttorneyFox Rothschild LLP2015 - Present
Associate, Patent AttorneyFox Rothschild LLP2007 - 2015
Patent AgentFox Rothschild LLP2006 - 2007
Intellectual Property Law ClerkBioArray Solutions, Ltd.2005 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
John C. Lifland Americann Inn of CourtBarrister2011 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2007 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Mercer County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
John C. Lifland American Inn of CourtStudent2009 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Additional Case Experience Available Upon Requestpatent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, antitrust, trade secret, contract, false advertising cases, trademark oppositions and cancellations
Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation, District of New JerseyDefeated four preliminary injunction motions on behalf of generic manufacturer of prenatal vitamins.
Calgon Carbon Corp. v. ADA-ES, Inc., No. 08-cv-01355 (W.D. Pa.)Jury verdict of $12 million
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Fox Rothschild Intellectual Property AlertICANN Opens Trademark Clearing House2013
Fox Rothschild Intellectual Property AlertProper Ownership of Trademark Registration is Critical2013
Fox Rothschild LLP Intellectual Property Department AlertBeware of Trademark Scams2012
Fox Rothschild LLP Intellectual Property AlertBeware of Internet Domain Scams2012
Fox Rothschild LLP Franchise Law UpdateTrademarks: How Does One Show Their ‘Bona Fides'2012
Fox Rothschild LLP Intellectual Property Department AlertYourTrademark.XXX – Trademark Owners Have Until Oct. 28, 2011 To Block Adult Entertainment Companies From Using Registered Trademarks2011
Fox Rothschild LLP Intellectual Property Department AlertAmerica Invents Act: Micro Entity Status for Institutions of Higher Education2011
Fox Rothschild LLP Intellectual Property Department AlertIntent to Use a Trademark Must Be Supported by Documentary Evidence2011
Seton Hall Legislative JournalIs Trademark Law Diluting Rights? A Survey of the Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 20062007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of RochesterNeuroscienceBS - Bachelor of Science2004