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I focus my practice on advising and assisting clients on a wide variety of intellectual property issues including the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. My technical expertise is in computer, electrical/electronic, and materials science technologies. I also have experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications related to mechanical devices and business methods. 

Prior to private practice, I was a patent examiner for six years in the semiconductor arts at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Before founding Timberline Patent Law Group, I worked for the prestigious law firms Lee & Hayes and Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, assisting clients with the prosecution and litigation of patents in the computer, electrical and mechanical arts. 

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Licensed

  1. Patent Application: 75%
    18 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 15%
    12 years
  3. Trademark Application: 10%
    12 years

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  • Jesse S. Bennett

    Chris handles his clients and colleagues with the utmost respect and professionalism. He is a great asset to have on your side; whether you need intellectual property advice, patent applications, or mentoring.

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  • Mark Christopher Farrell

    I endorse this lawyer's work in patents and intellectual property. Chris knows his area of expertise so well that clients find him very easy to understand. He cuts through legal pretense and de-escalates tensions with decision-making authorities, such as Patent Examiners. His competence in technology is matchless and his many years as a former Patent Examiner are invaluable.

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Contact info

Tessera Technologies

3025 Orchard Pkwy
san jose, CA, 95134

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive201008/16/2016
DCInactive 200607/10/2016
DEInactive200506/28/2016
PAInactive200504/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Prosecutor in AmericaPatent Buddy2011
Regional FinalistGiles Rich Moot Court Competition2004
Deans ListVirginia Tech1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Vice President, Intellectual PropertyTessera2012 - Present
OwnerTimberline Patent Law Group2010 - 2012
Director/Managing Patent AttorneyLee & Hayes, PLLC2006 - 2010
Patent AttorneyConnolly Bove Lodge & Hutz2004 - 2006
Patent ExaminerUnited States Patent & Trademark Office1998 - 2004
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
The Minerals, Metals & Materials SocietyMember2009 - Present
District of Columbia Barmember2005 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2004 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficePatent Attorney2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
PolyVision v SMARTN/A
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityMaterial Science and EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IIPLA 2nd Annual Global IP Summit LondonTrademark2016
World IP Forum 2015 (Bangkok - September 2015)FUTURE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND IP TRANSACTIONS2015
IP MONETIZATION: Silicon Valley 2015Patent Prosecution & Monetization – Ensuring Future Revenue Stream2015
LHUIntroduction to Intellectual Property and Advanced Patent Practice2008
Foreign Associate Training ProgramPatent Examiner Interview Procedure2005