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Christopher Swickhamer

Of Counsel

1800 Broadway, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302

Chris Swickhamer has extensive patent prosecution experience, with a particular focus on the electrical and computer-related arts for clients with complex technology.

During his career in private practice he has led programs to harvest inventions from inventors, counseled clients on which inventions to pursue patent protection, and drafted and prosecuted patent applications to issuance in the U.S. and major foreign patent offices, including in Japan, Europe, China, and Canada.  

Chris formerly worked as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) where he examined patent applications in Multiplex Communications. He has also held associate positions at law firms Loeb & Loeb LLP, and Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. 

Experience

Preparation and Prosecution 
  • Domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution  
  • Standards-related patents 
Opinions and Counseling 
  • Patent infringement counseling and opinions 
  • Patent validity analysis and opinions 
  • Product patent clearance counseling and opinions 
Patent Licensing and Due Diligence 
  • Strategic patent acquisitions 
  • IP due diligence 
Pre-litigation and Litigation Strategies 
  • Inter Partes Review (IPRs) 
  • Pre-litigation strategies 
  • Pre-suit patent infringement investigations
TECHNOLOGIES 

Electrical/Electronic/Computer Science 
Wireless telecommunications, standards-based technologies, networks, computers, electronic trading platforms, data analytics, search engines, social networking, secure wallet technology, cryptography, circuits, hard drives, control systems, and electronic payment systems 

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Illinois Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Intellectual Property, 2014-2016
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