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Christopher M. Tobin

Christopher M. Tobin

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Christopher Tobin is a partner in Michael Best’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Tobin’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and counseling, with an emphasis on high technology intellectual property matters.

Mr. Tobin has significant experience in patent preparation, prosecution, litigation and examination, as well as in post­grant procedures such as reexamination, Inter Partes Review and supplemental examination. He has also assisted clients with intellectual property portfolio management and assessment in relation to planned acquisition, due diligence related to portfolio acquisition and auditing of existing patent portfolios.

Mr. Tobin has experience with a wide variety of technologies related to the electrical and computer arts, including networks, display and imaging devices, electronic commerce, semiconductors, electrical circuitry and software.

Prior Work Experience

Mr. Tobin has previously worked as a patent examiner and senior patent counsel for a multinational corporation.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Honors and Recognitions

  • Named Client Service All­Star by BTI Consulting Group, Inc. (2016)
  • IAM Patent 1000 (2014, 2015)

Community Involvement

  • Little League Baseball Coach (2003­2009)
  • Youth Development League Basketball Coach (2004­ 2012)


  • Villanova University School of Law, Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Villanova University, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)


  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Christopher M. Tobin is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Patent Prosecution Basics 2015 - Understanding Patent Law 2015, Tuesday, June 30, 2015
General Information Concerning Patents (November 2011) - Understanding Patent Law 2015, Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Advanced Issues in Patent Specification Drafting - Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar 2015: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Patent Prosecution Basics 2016 - Understanding Patent Law 2016, Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Web Segment  Web Segment Patent Overview - Understanding Patent Law 2015, Wednesday, July 01, 2015
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Patent Overview - Patent Overview, Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Transcripts  Transcripts Patent Overview - Patent Overview, Wednesday, July 01, 2015
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Patent Overview - Patent Overview, Wednesday, July 01, 2015
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Understanding Patent Law 2015, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2016: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Thursday, August 18, 2016, San Francisco, CA
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