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Christopher H. Butler


555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Christopher counsels clients involved in the development of life sciences, chemical, and mechanical engineering technologies through the various stages of patent prosecution.

Christopher's practice focuses primarily on the preparation and prosecution of utility and design patent applications both in the U.S. and internationally. He also handles responses to office actions and prepares infringement and freedom to operate opinions. In addition to his patent prosecution practice, Christopher occasionally provides support on intellectual property litigation matters.

Christopher worked as a chemical engineer at a global engineering consulting firm for nearly a decade before attending law school. Drawing on his experience as a lead engineer on major energy and environmental projects, Christopher works collaboratively with inventors to develop patent strategies that protect their designs.

Before joining Holland & Hart, Christopher practiced at an Am Law 200 firm for six years.


Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Patent Portfolio Development
  • Domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution
Opinions and Counseling
  • Patent infringement and validity analysis
  • Non-infringement/invalidity opinions
  • Product design counseling
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Medical devices
  • Mechanical
  • Software
  • Electrical


Bar Admissions


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™, Intellectual Property Law, 2022, 2023

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Natural Resource and Environmental Law Society
  • Construction and Real Estate Law Society

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