Christopher A. von Gunten focuses his practice on patent prosecution support. His technical background is in mechanical, electrical, and nuclear engineering, with experience in reactor instrumentation and protection, electrical generation and distribution, nuclear program-related software, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and photonics.

Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Chris served aboard the attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) in a variety of billets, including assistant operations officer, quality assurance officer, communications officer, and reactor control assistant. He also has experience supporting NAVSEA Office Code PMS 505 (Littoral Combat Ship Introduction and Sustainment) as a systems engineer specializing in hull, mechanical, and electrical (HM&E) issues.