The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2012
Ohio State University, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2006
Christian has been an Associate with the Firm since 2011. He specializes in the mechanical arts. Currently, he focuses on all aspects of patent prosecution of both domestic and foreign patent applications, including PCT applications and preparing instructions to foreign associates. His experience extends to providing freedom- to-operate, non-infringement, and patent validity opinions.
While attending law school, Christian helped teach Chinese patent examiners at the China Intellectual Property Training Center in Beijing. In addition, he was a legal extern for several boutique intellectual property law firms in the Chicago area. Christian was an Articles Editor for The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, received a Certificate in IP Law, and was a multiple CALI award recipient.
Prior to attending law school, Christian worked as a mechanical design engineer for Lexmark International in Lexington, Kentucky. He specialized in part prototyping and testing for toner cartridge and photoconductor drum assemblies. He is also a named inventor on several U.S. patents. Christian further worked as an electrical quality and test engineer for Honda of America Manufacturing in Marysville, Ohio.
Christian is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. He has been admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Northern District of Illinois.
Christian is an avid racquetball player.