Christopher Close

Troutman Sanders LLP

Christopher C. “Rusty” Close is a technology attorney whose practice focuses on intellectual property protection and strategic counseling. He has broad experience developing IP strategies, including preparing and prosecuting a wide range of patent applications and drafting and negotiating IP agreements.

Rusty’s practice focuses primarily on technology businesses, manufacturers, and universities and higher education institutions. He has extensive experience in computer software and computer-implemented technologies, including various social media, electronic commerce and payments, network security, Internet of Things, power management, and electronic medical record and healthcare systems.

His clients also practice in the fields of semiconductors and sensors, summer and holiday consumer products, and medical devices, among many other areas.

In addition to his patent expertise, Rusty has considerable experience drafting and negotiating all manner of intellectual property agreements and licenses, performing intellectual property due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, drafting opinions of counsel regarding infringement and freedom to operate, and helping to establish and enforce trade secrets.


  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., with honors, 2011, Electrical Engineering
  • University of Georgia, B.A., 2003, History

BAR ADMISSIONS : Georgia, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia


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