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Chris joined Calfee in 2012 and is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group. Chris specializes in obtaining patent protection in the U.S. and abroad. He counsels clients on matters of FTP, patentability, and trade secret memorialization. Chris leverages his extensive research and industrial experience to provide innovative solutions to complex intellectual property scenarios.


J.D., magna cum laude, Capital University Law School, Cali Award for Excellence: Patent Law, Ideas of the First Amendment, Law Review, 2008, editor Capital University Law Review, 2009

M.S., Organic Chemistry, Wright State University, 1999

B.S., Chemistry, cum laude, Wright State University, 1997



  • Serving a multi-billion-dollar, multinational, publicly traded, Fortune 500 manufacturer for more than a decade, working with a team of in-house patent/IP counsel to handle the implementation of the client’s global IP protection objectives for all company divisions, including interfacing with Research & Development and business leaders concentrated in the United States and Europe. Specifically, Calfee oversees the drafting and prosecution of hundreds of patent applications throughout the world on behalf of the client and counsels the client on critical IP-related issues such as freedom-to-practice, trade secret strategies, and innovation harvesting.

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • American Chemical Society, Member
  • Columbus Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member

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Licensed In

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 
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