Christopher J. Worrel counsels and represents clients through all aspects of obtaining, licensing, and litigating patents and other intellectual property.
His experience includes representing foreign and domestic companies across diverse technologies, including automotive, semiconductors, medical devices, electronic gaming, and software. He has experience representing companies in a range of different venues that includes federal district courts, AIA reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International trade Commission.
An experienced engineer, Chris counsels companies for targeted identification and development of novel technologies, believing that collaborative efforts between legal and technical functions maximizes efficiencies in achieving a valuable and enforceable portfolio of intellectual property assets. He has experience conducting patentability investigations for inventive concepts, clearance investigations for commercial introduction of new products, and developing non-infringement and invalidity positions when faced with allegations of infringement.
Chris is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the Michigan IP Inn of Court, and the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.
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- University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
- University of Michigan, B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, cum laude
- United States Patent and Trademark Office