Christopher H. Strate

Christopher H. Strate joins the firm’s Intellectual Property Department with extensive experience representing clients in patent litigation and prosecution matters. Mr. Strate has represented clients in numerous fields including: Hatch-Waxman Abbreviated New Drug Application actions, software and computer systems, medical devices and instruments, operating room and hospital communication systems, semiconductor processing, electro-plating processes, cement manufacturing methods, anti-microbial compositions, denture and shaving materials, sail technology, industrial brake systems, business methods among others.

As a registered patent agent, Mr. Strate analyzes clients’ products for patentability and assists them in drafting patent applications and prosecuting the application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Strate also advises clients on matters of patent validity and infringement.

Mr. Strate has also negotiated and drafted patent licenses, development agreements, supply agreements, litigation settlement agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

Education
George Mason University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2005)
Member, Civil Rights Law Journal

University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science (B.S., 2000)

Professional Admissions
State of Connecticut, 2005

United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2006

United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2006

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2006

United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2005

United States Court of International Trade, 2008

Professional Activities
Member, New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Member, Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association

Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

Publications
"Washington Redskins Seek Reversal of TTAB Decision Canceling its Trademark Registrations," IP Law Alert, August 28, 2014 (Catherine M.C. Farrelly, Christopher H. Strate)

"Be Careful Identifying Your Licensed Patents and Products," IP Law Alert, August 12, 2014 (Christopher H. Strate, Samuel H. Megerditchian)

"Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: Supreme Court Declines to Expand the Scope of Indirect Infringement Liability in View of Federal Circuit’s Muniauction Ruling," IP Law Alert, June 16, 2014

"Supreme Court Reestablishes Standard for Attorneys’ Fees Under §285," IP Law Alert, May 5, 2014 (Michael Cukor, Christopher H. Strate)

"Time Bars for Joint Authors and Copyright Registration Cancellation: The Third Circuit Weighs in on Two Issues of First Impression," IP Law Alert, February 21, 2014 (Catherine M.C. Farrelly, Christopher H. Strate)

"Supreme Court to Take Case on Patentability of Software," IP Law Alert, December 9, 2013

"Hoping to Understand the Troll: the FTC Seeks Public Comment on its Proposed Information Requests," IP Law Alert, October 7, 2013 (Christopher H. Strate, James J. Kang)

"Cancellation of Claims by USPTO During Reexam is Binding in Pending District Court Infringement Litigation," IP Law Alert, August 26, 2013 (Charles H. Chevalier, Christopher H. Strate)

"Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. v. Bartlett," IP Law Alert, July 10, 2013 (George M. Gould, Christopher H. Strate)

"Suffolk Tech. v. AOL et al., In Search of a Reasonable Royalty Post-Uniloc," IP Law Alert, April 22, 2013

"Proposed Bill Seeks to Answer the Pay for Delay Debate," IP Law Alert, February 7, 2013 (Christopher H. Strate, Lisa H. Wang)

"New USPTO Filing Fees Announced ....," IP Law Alert, January 24, 2013 (Christopher H. Strate, Jillian A. Centanni)

"Revisiting the America Invents Act," IP Law Alert, December 19, 2012 (Charles A. Gaglia, Jr., Christopher H. Strate)

"Did You Submit an IDS During Reexamination? Does It Matter?," IP Law Alert, November 5, 2012

"Protecting Fashion Designs: The Innovative Design Protection Act of 2012," IP Law Alert, October 2, 2012 (Owen J. McKeon, Christopher H. Strate)

"USPTO to Expand Its Regional Office Program," IP Law Alert, July 5, 2012

"Patent Office Introduces After Final Consideration Pilot," IP Law Alert, April 18, 2012 (Charles A. Gaglia, Jr., Christopher H. Strate)

"2011: The Year Inequitable Conduct Changed," IP Law Alert, February 8, 2012

"America Invents Act Introduces First-to-File to the United States," IP Law Alert, September 14, 2011

"A Challenge to Color Trademarks in the Field of Fashion: Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent America," IP Law Alert, August 17, 2011 (Catherine M.C. Farrelly, Christopher H. Strate)

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Christopher H. Strate Attorney at Law
Christopher H. Strate
Associate
Intellectual Property

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Newark, NJ 07102-5310

Direct: 973-596-4605
Fax:      973-639-6226
CStrate@gibbonslaw.com
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