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Christopher M. Tobin

Christopher M. Tobin

Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

Washington, DC, USA


Christopher Tobin is a managing member of the firm. He specializes in high technology intellectual property issues and has experience involving a variety of electrical and computer-related technologies including networks, electrical circuitry, telecommunications, semiconductors, electronic commerce, complex financial models and related software. In addition to
providing expertise relating to core patent analysis, procurement, and enforcement activities, Chris has substantial experience in intellectual property development and management. He has assisted various clients in the invention development process, from setting up intellectual property programs to strategic invention development. He also has experience in formal invention development sessions and has helped organizations to proactively develop intellectual property portfolios in key technology areas.

Prior to joining Rader, Fishman & Grauer, Chris was a patent examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a senior patent attorney for a large multinational corporation, and an attorney with a prominent Silicon Valley law firm. Chris writes and speaks frequently on intellectual property matters, including regular participation as a panelist for Practicing Law Institute seminars ranging from basic patent courses for non-specialists to advanced patent prosecution topics.

Chris was born in Yonkers, New York and in his spare time enjoys a variety of sports and coaches Little League baseball and Developmental League basketball.

Education
Villanova University School of Law
  • J.D. (1992)
Villanova University
  • B.S.E.E. (1986)
Admitted

Pennsylvania State Bar (1993)

California State Bar (1996)

District of Columbia Bar (2002)

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Organizations & Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Christopher M. Tobin is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters General Information Concerning Patents (November, 2011) - Understanding Patent Law 2014 , Friday, June 27, 2014
Patent Prosecution Basics - Understanding Patent Law 2014 , Friday, June 27, 2014
Practical Considerations in Patent Specification Drafting - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2014: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing , Thursday, July 17, 2014
Web Segment  Web Segment Patent Overview, Part 1 - Understanding Patent Law 2014 , Monday, June 30, 2014
Transcripts  Transcripts Patent Overview, Part 1 - Patent Overview, Part 1 , Monday, June 30, 2014
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Understanding Patent Law 2014: Patent Overview - Patent Overview, Part 1 , Tuesday, July 01, 2014
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Understanding Patent Law 2014: Patent Overview - Patent Overview, Part 1 , Tuesday, July 01, 2014
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Understanding Patent Law 2014 , Friday, July 11, 2014 , New York, NY
LiveSeminar  Live Seminar Understanding Patent Law 2014 , Friday, June 27, 2014 , New York, NY
Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2014: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing , Monday, August 18, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
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