Chris Patrick is a patent attorney with substantial experience in all matters involving patents, including litigation, prosecution, post-grant proceedings, strategic counseling, due diligence, and opinion work. He has handled patent disputes in litigation in federal courts throughout the country and in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Chris helps clients protect their technical innovations by prosecuting patent applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and extending their patent protection worldwide. He also counsels clients on patent issues arising from technology transactions and product development, including acquisition due diligence, product clearance and freedom-to-operate assessments, and licensing.
Chris is well-versed in a broad range of areas of rapid technological change, including, electrical, digital electronic and electromechanical systems, computer-implemented methods, cryptography and data security, payment systems, communication systems, signal processing, semiconductor materials and device fabrication, medical devices, and consumer products and packaging.
Prior to joining Baker Botts, Chris graduated with a degree in engineering physics, combining an extensive background in physics with an engineering design concentration in digital electronic systems. He also worked as a Technical Advisor for a patent law firm, advising on matters related to consumer electronics, user interfaces and medical information systems.