Christopher Gerardot

“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.

  • 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

Press Releases & Events
February 25, 2021

On February 25, at 12:00pm CT, join attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione as they discuss...

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 ...
  • 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
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2015
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2015