Biography

Chris Scharff’s practice includes all areas of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent litigation through discovery, trial, and appeal to the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court, as well as inter partes review (“IPR”) proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.   Chris was recently recognized as one of the Top 100 most active IPR practitioners in the U.S. by Docket Navigator.  He is also a regular columnist on IPR practice and procedure for InsideCounsel.com.  Chris has represented clients in large-scale patent disputes on technologies as varied as orthopedic implants, surgical equipment, infusion pumps, spinal surgery devices, GPS hardware, chemical products, advanced materials, automotive technology, food processing and computer software.

McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd:
McAndrews is an intellectual property law firm located in Chicago, Illinois.  McAndrews, offers a deep bench of experts in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition, with all of its attorneys having a degree in science or engineering. While best known for its record of litigation success, McAndrews is also recognized as a leading firm in IP procurement, post-grant proceedings, IP opinions and investigations, global portfolio management, IP development and licensing, M&A support, and design rights.  McAndrews’ clients include multinational corporations, Fortune 500 companies, startups, and world-renowned universities. It is continually recognized and honored by respected legal and business media and IP organizations for its achievements in intellectual property law.

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