Christopher Gerardot
Associate
Overview

“My clients appreciate my dedication in helping them achieve their goals.”

Christopher focuses his practice on drafting and prosecuting patents and managing US and foreign patent portfolios for both large and small clients.  He strives to understand his clients’ business objectives to offer the best possible service.

Christopher has a strong background in mechanical engineering, and his patent prosecution experience spans many fields and technologies including advanced 3D printing, medical devices, footwear, textile manufacturing, automotive transmissions, construction equipment, power transmission equipment, and cosmetics. Christopher also has patent litigation experience in district court and has represented several pro bono clients.

Education
  • J.D., cum laude
    University of Michigan, 2014
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
    Purdue University, 2011
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Experience | Legal Experience

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, Illinois
Associate, September 2014-Present
Summer Associate, May 2013-August 2013

Faegre Baker Daniels, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Summer Associate, May 2012-July 2012

Experience | Clerkships & Internships

Parker Hannifin, New Haven, IN
Engineering Intern, June 2010-August 2011

Murray Equipment, Fort Wayne, IN
Manufacturing Engineering Intern, June 2009-May 2010

Zimmer, Warsaw, IN
Manufacturing Engineering Intern, Summer 2008

Forward Thinking
alert
February 10, 2017

Since implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, inter partes review (“IPR”) and other post-grant proceedings have been used successfully...

alert
October 15, 2015
The USPTO recently announced that the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) has been extended for another year and will now run through September 30, 2016. The first iteration of the program launched in 2012, and the current revamped ...
in the media
October 06, 2014
On October 3, 2014, our new Fall Associates were mentioned in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in the “In The News” section. “Brinks, Gilson & Lione added David Bernard, Craig C. Bradley Jr., Yongsok Choi, Jennifer Coronel, ...
Press Releases & Events
September 15, 2014
CHICAGO—In response to rising demand for its core intellectual property legal services, Brinks Gilson & Lione recently announced the hiring of nine new associates. Brinks' incoming associates have professional and educational ...
Honors
  • Michigan Law Dean’s Scholarship, 2011-2014
  • IPFW Chancellor's Distinguished Scholarship, 2007-2011
  • John W. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
  • Indiana Engineers’-Week Academic Achievement Award
Affiliations
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2015
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2015
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