Chris is the Practice Group Leader of the Intellectual Property group. He represents clients in the acquisition, enforcement and exploitation of all forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and trade secrets.
Chris's practice focuses on providing strategic advice to clients concerning their intellectual property portfolios and providing litigation support for infringement and misappropriation actions. In particular, he devotes a significant part of his practice to negotiating the intellectual property aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic licensing.
Chris is also a registered patent agent. He drafts and prosecutes patent applications for electrical, mechanical (including medical devices), business method, financial services (fintech), software and information-technology-related inventions and, more recently, cannabis.
As a trademark agent, Chris prosecutes applications and manages brand strategy globally. He also specializes in industrial designs.