Christopher P. Moreno is a member of the Intellectual Property group at Vedder Price.
Mr. Moreno has significant experience counseling a broad array of technology companies in a
wide variety of technically complex subject matters, including medical devices, wireless
communication systems, communication networks, signal processing, semiconductor devices,
computer software and business methods. Drawing upon his prior work as an electrical
engineer in the field of digital signal processing, Mr. Moreno has prepared and prosecuted
hundreds of patent applications, both domestically and abroad.
He regularly advises clients on various aspects of intellectual property portfolio development,
including the preparation of patent infringement and validity studies, as well as trademark
applications and clearance opinions. He has successfully resolved foreign oppositions and
appealed adverse decisions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office before the Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Mr. Moreno
has provided support in a number of litigation matters, particularly in developing theories of
infringement/noninfringement and assessing the validity of patent claims, and also in drafting
appellate briefs. He has also served as opinion counsel, assessing noninfringement positions
concerning the products of various clients.
Mr. Moreno has developed an understanding of the needs of clients through his previous inhouse
experience, most recently as general counsel at a venture-backed, medical device
startup and, prior to that, in the Intellectual Property department at Motorola, Inc.
Mr. Moreno was named one of the "2010 Top 100 Influentials" by HispanicBusiness magazine.
He was also selected by his peers for inclusion in Illinois Rising Stars 2008 and 2009 editions.