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Christopher A. Cotropia

University of Richmond School of Law
Professor of Law, Intellectual Property Institute
University Of Richmond, VA, USA

Christopher Cotropia is a Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law. He is also a member of the School's Intellectual Property Institute. He teaches intellectual property, patent law, and property. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the areas of patent law, intellectual property law, and federal courts. He has also testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Federal Trade Commission, and the United States International Trade Commission.

Professor Cotropia received his B.S. in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University. He received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif and served as an editor of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal. He then clerked for the Honorable Alvin A. Schall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and practiced at the Washington, DC office of Fish & Richardson PC. Before joining the faculty at Richmond, he was an associate professor of law at Tulane University School of Law where he was the C.J. Morrow Research Professor for the 2005-06 academic year in recognition of his productivity as a scholar.


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