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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

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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