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Chris counsels clients regarding FTP, patentability, trade secret memorialization and licensing of complex technology. He has experience in all stages of patent prosecution.

Chris leverages his extensive research and industrial experience to provide  innovative solutions to complex intellectual property scenarios.

Before attending law school, Chris worked for seven years as an associate scientist and principal researcher for Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. He joined Calfee in 2012.


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