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Background

Christopher Green is a Principal in Fish & Richardson’s Atlanta and Washington, DC, offices. He is a first-chair trial lawyer whose practice spans all areas of intellectual property litigation and counseling. He has successfully tried cases in venues across the country on behalf clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, including matters originating in both state and federal courts, as well the United States International Trade Commission. In addition to his courtroom work, he is a registered patent attorney who actively assists his clients in managing various post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board. He is a regular lecturer on issues relating to intellectual property law, including at the Emory University School of Law and the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business. An active member of his community, Mr. Green coaches youth basketball and volunteers his services through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation’s Safe Families office to assist families who are suffering incidents of domestic violence.

A co-founder of Fish’s Atlanta office, Mr. Green has received substantial recognition for his representation of his clients, such as being selected for inclusion in the 2014-2019 editions of Chambers USA as a leader in his practice and as one of The Best Lawyers in America© for Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation every year since 2015. He has also been named as an intellectual property Super Lawyer from 2013-2019.

Mr. Green’s litigation and counseling experience encompasses a diverse range of technologies, including mobile devices, pharmaceuticals (Hatch-Waxman) and medical devices, power management, 3GPP protocols, fiber optics, medical imaging, Voice over IP (VoIP) and related protocols, microprocessor design and operation, mesh networks, digital video and encoding standards, logistics and queue management software, network security, industrial control and automation, industrial and commercial lighting products, interactive voice response (IVR) systems, and satellite communications.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Green gained substantial technical experience while serving at a software development firm, where he designed applications for international and domestic telecommunications clients. He has additional engineering experience in areas such as wireless communications and electric power generation and delivery systems.

Mr. Green is an alumnus of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Electrical Engineering), Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management (M.B.A) and Wake Forest University’s School of Law (J.D.).

Education

Wake Forest University School of Law 2000
J.D.


Vanderbilt University 1996
M.B.A.


Georgia Institute of Technology 1994
Electrical Engineering, B.S.

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2003
  • Georgia 2000
  • District of Columbia 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Other Distinctions

Named the 2019 Safe Families Office Volunteer of the Year by Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation for his outstanding pro bono work. Named to the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals list (2016-2019). Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA as a leader in his practice (2014-2019), named one of The Best Lawyers in America© (2015-2020), and recognized by Super Lawyers (2013-2019).

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