Chris Chan is a member of Sutherland’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, where he counsels clients on all aspects of patent and intellectual property law including international and domestic IP rights management and strategy, patent and trademark procurement, opinions and clearance studies, patent reexamination and reissue, IP audits and due diligence in corporate transactions, licensing, and related litigation. Chris has experience in obtaining and enforcing key patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets in technologies such as computers and software, financial transaction systems, product dispensers, logistical systems, telecommunications, textiles and performance materials, firearms and firearm accessories, filtration systems, power generation equipment and controls, electro-mechanical devices, and medical devices. Chris also advises clients on protecting and leveraging trademarks and IP on the Internet including social media, keywords and sponsored links, and domain names.
Prior to attending law school, Chris was an engineer with Babcock & Wilcox, where he resolved customer issues relating to heat transfer processes, structures and materials in various power generation products. This engineering experience combined with his unique knowledge of the Asian marketplace, such as China, helps Chris understand IP issues and enhances his effectiveness in addressing client IP problems.
Chris is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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