Combining almost twenty years of intellectual property and technology lawyering with a decade of information technology industry work, Christopher (“Chris”) Adams counsels both emerging growth and global companies on navigating complex legal issues unique to IP and other technology matters. Technology innovators, technology service providers, and clients across a gamut of technology areas all seek Chris’s counsel to help them thoroughly exploit their IP and technology assets. He guides clients in creating and protecting patents and other forms of IP through commercialization, licensing and, when needed, enforcement.
Before joining the firm, Chris gained hands-on IT and CIT industry experience at several Northern Virginia federal government IT solutions providers. His experience extends to all phases of the software development lifecycle, as well as other IT and CIT areas, and he holds many industry certifications.
Although Chris has vast experience in the IT and CIT areas, his chemistry background has often come into play in his legal work. As a result, Chris has a substantial amount of IP experience in the life and health sciences.
Christopher is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, which promotes the role of public service and pro bono work in the practice of law and the development of public policy.