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Christopher T. Sweeney

Patent application Attorney at Seattle, WA

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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 14 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 16 years
    California - CA 19 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    65%
    Biotech, chemical and pharmaceutical technologies.

    20 years, 600 cases

  2. Life sciences and biotechnology
    15%
    Biotech, chemical and pharmaceutical technologies.

    20 years

  3. Intellectual property
    10%
    Strategic client counseling, patent procurement, intellectual property due diligence and invalidity and non-infringement opinions. He currently represents clients in a wide range of technological areas, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, industrial chemistry and medical devices.

    20 years

  4. Licensing
    10%
    Licensing generally in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, industrial chemistry and medical devices.

Christopher Sweeney focuses on obtaining patent protection for biotech, chemical and pharmaceutical technologies.

Mr. Sweeney’s practice includes worldwide patent procurement, portfolio management, due diligence, licensing, trademark and invalidity/non-infringement opinions.  He currently represents clients in technological areas including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, immunology, life sciences, food sciences, industrial chemistry and medical devices.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sweeney was with a biotechnology company acquired by ALK-Abelló.  In graduate school, Mr. Sweeney conducted research on DNA/RNA transcription proteins.

Mr. Sweeney is currently the President of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA).  He also serves on the Board of Directors of QLaw, and is the chair of the membership committee.  In addition, Mr. Sweeney is active on the Business Development Committee of the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA).

Mr. Sweeney serves on the faculty for CASRIP, the Center for the Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property at the University of Washington School of Law.  He has also taught classes on Intellectual Property Law as an adjunct professor at UCSD Business School.

Mr. Sweeney joined the firm in 2004 and became a partner in 2011.

Location

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
925 4th Ave.
Suite 2500
Seattle, WA, 98104

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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
  • 2004 - Present

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Oregon
  • M.S.
  • 2001
  • Gonzaga University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Associations

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Patent Law Association
  • President
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • QLaw
  • Board Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Patent Guidelines in the United States
  • Developing Effective Strategies for Patenting Biotechnology Discoveries
  • N/A
  • Chinese Association for Science and Technology, December 13, 2008.
  • "Recent Developments in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Patent Law"
  • N/A
  • Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Diego: Business, Science and Technology Department 2007-2008.
  • Patent Law
  • N/A

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Seattle Patent application Lawyer Christopher T. Sweeney
Christopher T. Sweeney
Patent application Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 19 years