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Christopher J. Horgan

Roark IP

San Jose, CA, USA

I am a registered patent attorney and have been in the intellectual property field since 1990.  My background includes significant experience in patent licensing, prosecution and litigation.  I have worked with independent inventors and start-up businesses in a variety of different technology fields.  As an electrical engineer, I primarily work in the electrical and mechanical arts.

Professional History

  • 2010 to 2015 Concert Technology - licensing and prosecuting patents in the wireless streaming area
  • 2001 to 2010 Philips Electronics - licensing patents in the DVD and CD disc and player and LED technology areas
  • 2000 to 2001 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - prosecuting patents in a wide variety of basic research technologies
  • 1997 to 2000 Morgan & Finnegan, LLP - Associate
  • 1996 to 1997 Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts - Associate
  • 1990 to 1996 - Patent Examiner - primarily photocopiers and heat sink technology areas


  • 1995 J.D., Cum Laude, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • 1990 M.B.A., Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 1986 B.S.E.E., Lafayette College, Easton, PA

Admissions to Practice

  • State Bar of California (No. 183114)
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office (Reg. No. 40,394)

Professional Associations

  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association
  • San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association
Christopher J. Horgan is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Monetizing Patents—Perspectives from Plaintiffs’ Counsel, Defendants’ Counsel, In-House Counsel and Litigation Funders - Patent Litigation 2017: Advanced Techniques & Best Practices, Friday, November 17, 2017

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