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Chris Douglas is an accomplished pre- and post-grant patent practitioner. Chris focuses his practice on counseling and securing foreign and domestic patent rights for his clients. Chris's experience includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a broad range of telecommunications and computer-based technologies, with an emphasis on virtual infrastructure, Internet architecture, mobile signaling, image processing, search technologies, satellite and broadcast television, mobile applications, wireless technologies, natural language processing and the like. While Chris has experience representing Fortune 100 companies, he also has developed intellectual property portfolio strategies and valuation analyses for startup and early stage companies. Chris has experience in post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Chris is responsible for four completed inter partes re-examination proceedings resulting in all original claims confirmed.

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Alston and Bird LLP

101 South Tryon
Suite 4000
Charlotte, NC, 28210

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Licensed

  1. Patent Application: 80%
    12 years
  2. Patent Infringement: 10%
    12 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
    12 years

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive201206/04/2016
WAActive200707/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Patent AttorneyAlston and Bird2011 - Present
PartnerBlack Lowe & Graham, Intellectual property Attorneys2006 - 2011
Executive Officer (Armor)US Army2004 - 2009
Patent AgentBlack Lowe & Graham, Intellectual property Attorneys2004 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
IPO Standards CommitteeN/A2012 - Present
Carolina Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Law AssociationN/A2012 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeRegistered Patent Agent2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Memory-Efficient LDPC DecodingAllowed Case
Adaptive Dynamic Reading of Flash MemoriesAllowed Case
METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING SMART CARD SECURITYAllowed Case
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Nanotechnology Law and BusinessThe Nanotech Intellectual Property Landscape2005
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of RedlandsComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Synopsis Under IP/Patents Telecom Sourcing ConferenceTelecommunications Patent Law2012
ITEXPOPatent Litigation Defensive Strategies2012