Christopher Adams combines more than a decade of certified information technology industry experience with his legal training and skills to assist clients in a broad range of industries with patent prosecution, intellectual property licensing and litigation, technology transfer and related matters. He brings to clients the rare ability to translate information gained in communication with hardware, software and internet developers into a legal context.
Christopher’s clients include companies in the gaming and e-sports, software development, medical device, telecom, chemical engineering, airline, satellite television, metals and mining industries as well as universities. He represents them in matters related to intellectual property portfolio development and management, patent opinions, patent strategies, freedom to operate analyses and other intellectual property due diligence.
He advises clients on all facets of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)’s new generic top-level domain (gTLD) program. In his work in this area, Christopher counsels clients on ICANN’s new gTLD program dispute resolutions before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and the International Center of Expertise of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He litigates for and advises international clients on strategies to combat Internet/email fraud.
Before joining the firm, Christopher worked for more than 10 years in the information technology field, where he holds numerous industry certifications, including the following active certifications, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator.
Christopher has experience with all phases of the software development lifecycle, as well as other computer related technology areas. Christopher’s technical experience also includes a broad chemical understanding and laboratory research in the area of polymer chemistry.
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2013
- District of Columbia, 2008
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2008
- Virginia, 2007
- University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006
- College of William & Mary, B.Sc., American Chemical Society Certified, 1997
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