• Primary Areas of Expertise

    • Electrical Engineering
    • Semiconductors
    • Optics
    • Licensing

    Education and Honors

     
    • University of Michigan, B.S.E. in electrical engineering, summa cum laude, 1992
    • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1995
     

    Bar Admissions

     

    • Chris is admitted to practice in Illinois and Michigan, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
     

    Publications and Presentations

     
    • “Maintaining Patentability Despite Pre-Filing Publication,” Christopher Braidwood, WIMS Lecture Series, University of Michigan College of Engineering (September 2004).
    • “What venture capitalists should look for in start-up IP,” Patrick D. Ertel and Christopher Braidwood, “From IP to IPO,” IAM Magazine (January 2005).
    • “Important Considerations in Technology License Agreements,” Christopher Braidwood, Chicago Bar Association, Business Law subcommittee (September 2010).
     
  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • Electrical
    • Software
    • Computer

    State Bar Admissions

     
    • Illinois
     

    Admissions

     
    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
     

    Education

     
    • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2009
    • B.S., Computer Engineering, Syracuse University, 2001
     

  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • Electrical & Computer Engineering
    • Business Methods
    • Software
    • Semiconductors

    Admissions

     
    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
     

    Education

     
    • J.D., cum laude, The John Marshall Law School, 2012
    • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri, 2005
     

    Honors and Distinctions

    • Legal Fellow, Public Interest Law Initiative
    • ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law
    • The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law
  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • Electrical & Computer
    • Mechanical
    • International Patent
     

    State Bar Admissions

     
    • Illinois
     

    Admissions

     
    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
     

    Education

     
    • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2008
    • B.S., cum laude, Electrical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2002
    • Minor, Economics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2002
     

    Honors and Distinctions

     
    •  BNA-ABA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property
  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • Chemical
    • Computer
    • Mechanical

    Education

     
    • Juris Doctor, Chicago-Kent School of Law, 2016
    • Bachelors of Chemical Engineering, University of Dayton, 2013
     

    State Bar Admissions

     
    • Illinois
     

    Honors and Distinctions

     
    • Chicago-Kent College of Law Journal of Intellectual Property/li>
     

    Publications and Presentations

     
    • Gastro-IP: Beer and Trademarks. November 2015, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • Mechanical
    • Electromechanical
    • Medical Devices
    • Medical Imaging
    • Automotive

    State Bar Admissions

     
    • Illinois
     

    Admissions

     
    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
     

    Education

     
    • J.D., cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law, 2003
    • B.S., cum laude, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2000
     

    Honors and Distinctions

     
    • Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • Note & Comment Editor (Editorial Board Position), Law Review, Michigan State University College of Law, 2002-2003
    • Staff Member, Law Review, Michigan State University College of Law, 2001-2002
     

    Civic Activities

     
    • The Richard Linn American Inn of Court, associate member
    • CARPLS Legal Aid, associate board member
    • Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services, associate board member
    • Equip for Equality, helpline volunteer
  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • Electrical & Computer
    • Electronic Commerce
    • Business Methods
    • Licensing

    State Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
    • Michigan 

    Admissions

    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois 

    Education

    • J.D., Indiana University School of Law, 1998
    • B.S.E., Computer Engineering, University of Michigan, 1990 

    Honors and Distinctions

    • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2008
    • Member, Intellectual Property Alumni Advisory Board, Indiana University School of Law Bloomington
    • Website Editor, The Federal Communications Law Journal 
  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • Chemical
    • Mechanical
    • Green Technology
     

    State Bar Admissions

     
    • Illinois
       

    Admissions

     
    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
     

    Education

     
    • J.D., with honors, University of North Carolina, 2007
    • B.S., Chemical Engineering,magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 2000
     

    Publications

    • Bryan Leitenberger and Daniel Rube, "How to Protect Inventions Under New Novelty Statute," IPLaw360.com (September 20, 2012).
    • "Influence of Preheating Rate on Kinetics of High-Temperature Gas-Solid Reactions," co-authored with L. Thiers, A.S. Mukasyan and A. Varma, AIChe, 46, nO. 12, 2517-2524 (2000).
  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • Mechanical/Electromechanical
    • Computer/Software
    • Financial Services
    • Medical Devices
    • Patent, IP and Commercial Litigation

    Honors and Distinctions

     
    • Note and Comment Editor, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Northwestern University School of Law
     

    Bar Admissions

     
    • Illinois
    • Member of the Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
     

    Education

     
    • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, Dean’s List
    • B.S., Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering Concentration), United States Military Academy at West Point, Graduated as a Distinguished Cadet (Top 3% of Class)
  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • Mechanical
    • Electromechanical
    • Industrial Design
    • Automotive
     

    Honors and Distinctions 

     
    • Associate Editor, Law Review, University of Detroit, 1992-1993
    • Staff Member, Law Review, University of Detroit, 1991-1992
     

    State Bar Admissions

     
    • Illinois
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
     

    Education 

     
    • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Detroit School of Law, 1993
    • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1985
     

     
  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • U.S. Patent Prosecution
    • International Patent Prosecution
    • Docket Management
    • Trademark Prosecution
       

    Education

       
    • Roosevelt University, Paralegal Certificate with honors, 1990
     
    • B.A., Criminology / Criminal Justice, Purdue University, 1985
  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • Medical Imaging
    • Computer Networks
    • Electrical Engineering

    State Bar Admissions

     
    • Illinois
     

    Admissions

     
    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
     

    Education

     
    • J.D., with highest honors, Illinois Institute of Technology,
    • Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1993
    • B.S., with honors, Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, 1990
     

    Honors and Distinctions

     
    • Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2010
    • Notes & Comments Editor, Law Review, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1992-1993
    • Staff Member, Law Review, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1991-1992
     

    Civic Activities

     
    • Director, District 205 Foundation, 2011-2014
    • Chairman of the Board, Elmhurst Jaycees 2006-2010
    • President, Elmhurst Jaycees, 2004-2005
  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • Mechanical
    • Electromechanical
    • Thermal
    • Medical Imaging

    State Bar Admissions

     
    • Illinois
         

    Admissions

     
    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
         

    Education

     
    • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2009
    • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, 2006
    • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2004
       

    Honors and Distinctions

     
    • Illinois Super Lawyer, Rising Stars, 2012
       

    Publications and Presentations

     
    • T. Webb, T. Kihne, and S Haag, "System-Level Thermal Management of Pulsed Loads on an All-Electric Ship," IEEE Transactions on Magnetcis, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 8469-473, Jan. 2007
         
    • C. Holsonback, T. Webb, T. Kiehne, and C. Conner-Seepersaad, “System-Level Modeling and Optimal Design of an All-Electric Ship Energy Storage Module,” ASNE Electric Machines Technology Symposium 2006, Integrated System Approach of the All Electric Force, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA  May 22-24, 2006.
         
    • “Intellectual Property Law: Options and Protections for the Brewing Industry,” The Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America, The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, Illinois, USA  April 20, 2010.
         
    • “System-Level Thermal Management for All-Electric Ships,” Proc. IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, Arlington, Virginia, USA, May 21-23, 2007.
     
  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • Mechanical
    • Industrial Design
    • Manufacturing

    State Bar Admissions

     
    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
    • Illinois
         

    Admissions

     
    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
         

    Education

     
    • J.D., DePaul College of Law, 2016
    • B.S., cum laude, Mechanical Engineering, Trine University, 2013
       

    Honors and Distinctions

     
    • 3x NCAA Div. III Wrestling All-American
     
  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • Electrical and Computer
    • Mechanical
     

    Education

     
    • B.S., cum laude, Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, 1995
     
  • Primary Areas of Expertise

    • U.S. Patent Prosecution
    • International Patent Prosecution
    • Docket Management
     

    Education

     
    • Oakton Community College, Associates in Applied Science for Paralegal Studies, 2014