Christopher Thomas
Counsel

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 200, Washington, DC USA 20004

Overview

Christopher Thomas is a registered patent attorney who focuses his practice on patent procurement, client counseling, and post grant proceedings. Mr. Thomas has experience drafting and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications including responding to office actions, preparing appeal briefs, and conducting examiner interviews for a wide range of technologies. Mr. Thomas also has experience preparing non-infringement, invalidity, and patentability opinions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Thomas worked as an associate in the Alexandria, Virginia office of an intellectual property law firm in its Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Department as well as its Electrical, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering Department. Previously, Christopher worked as a patent attorney at an intellectual property boutique law firm based in New Jersey where he drafted and prosecuted domestic patent applications.

While attending law school, Mr. Thomas served as a law clerk in the Office of Unfair Import Investigations of the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., where he assisted in Section 337 litigation.

Mr. Thomas was recognized in 2024 as one of the "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Intellectual Property Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. He was recognized as a Washington D.C. “Rising Star” in 2024 and the four years immediately preceding for Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2023, Mr. Thomas was named to the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, which recognizes the contributions of those D.C. Bar members who donated 50 hours or more of pro bono service during the previous calendar year.

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Education

University of New Hampshire School of Law J.D. (2014) with honors

State University of New York at Buffalo B.S. (2011) Chemical and Biological Engineering

Admissions

District of Columbia (2018)

New York (2014)

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2014)

Professional & Community Activities

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member

South Asian Bar Association, Member

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