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Christopher Green is a principal in the Atlanta and Washington, D.C., offices of Fish & Richardson P.C. 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 of clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies, including matters originating in both state and federal courts, as well as the U.S. 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 Appeal 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, where he was named the 2019 Volunteer of the Year for his work assisting 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 2013-2020.

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 Internet Protocol (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’s degree in electrical engineering), Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management (M.B.A) and Wake Forest University’s School of Law (J.D.).


Mr. Green is a contributing author to Fish’s IP Law Essentials.

Media Mentions

YKK Corporation et al v. Velcro Companies USA Inc. (M.D. Ga. 2017)
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Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Computers, Tablet Computers, Digital Media Players, and Cameras 337-TA-953 (2015)

Abstrax, Inc. v Hewlett-Packard (E.D. Tex. 2015)

Tridia Corp. v. HOB, Inc. and Pulse Secure, LLC (N.D. Ga. 2015)

BlueBonnet Telecommunications v. Avaya (E.D. Tex. 2014)

Straight Path IP Group, Inc. v. Avaya Inc. (N.D. Ca. 2014)

Relay IP, Inc. Avaya Inc. (D. Del. 2013)

Message Notification Technologies LLC v. Avaya Inc. (D. Del. 2013)

VirnetX Inc. et al v. Microsoft Corporation (E.D. Tex. 2013)

Pragmatus AV, LLC v. Avaya, Inc. (D. Del. 2012)

Ganas, LLC v. Avaya Inc (E.D. Tex. 2012)

Warrior Sports, Inc. v Bauer Hockey, Inc. (E.D. Mich. 2012)

Implicit Networks, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Co. (N.D. Ca. 2012)

Stambler v. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta et al. (E.D. Tex. 2012)

VirnetX Inc. v. Avaya, et al. (E.D. Tex. 2011)

RPost Holdings, Inc., et al. v. Canada Post Corp., et al. (E.D. Tex. 2011)

Brandywine Communications Technologies v. Shoretel Inc. (M.D. Fla. 2011)

Implicit Networks, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Co. (N.D. Ca. 2010)

Ganas, LLC v. Sabre Holdings Corp et al. (E.D. Tex. 2010) 

Microlog Corp v. Genworth Financial Agency Inc., Genworth Financial Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex. 2010)

Spansion LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., et al. (W.D. Wis. 2010)

Spansion LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., et al. (E.D. Va. 2010)

Macha IP LLC v. A&R Allied Enterprise, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex 2010)

Vizio Inc. v. LG Electronics (D. Md. 2009)

Klausner Technologies v. Qwest et al (E.D. Tex. 2009)

Tekelec v. Performance Technologies, Inc. (E.D. North Carolina 2009)

Guardian Media Technologies, Ltd. v. Coby Electronics Corporation, et al. (C.D. Cal. 2009)

In the Matter of Certain Tunable Laser Chips, Assemblies, and Products Containing Same 337 TA 662 (2008)

LG Electronics v. Petters Group Worldwide, LLC et al. (E.D. Tex. 2008)

JDS Uniphase Corporation v. Syntune, AB and Cyoptics, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2008)

Document Generation Corporation v. McKesson Information Solutions LLC, (E.D. Tex. 2008)

Gemini IP LLC v. Avaya Inc. et. al. (E.D. Tex. 2007)

Hospital Systems Corporation v. McKesson Information Solutions LLC, et al. (E. D. Tex. 2007)

Cisco Systems, Inc. et al. v. GPNE Corp., (D. Del. 2007)

Meridian Enterprises Corp. v. Bank of America Corp. et al. (E. D. Mo. 2006)

NICE Systems, Ltd. and NICE Systems, Inc. v. Witness Systems, Inc. (D. Del. 2006; Farnan, J.)

Witness Systems, Inc. v. NICE Systems, Ltd. and NICE Systems, Inc. (N.D. Ga. 2006; Batten, J.)

John W. Ragsdale Jr. as Trustee for the Estate of Velant, Inc. H. Donald Ratliff, and William Nulty v. Twin City Insurance Company (N.D. Ga. 2005)

Witness Systems, Inc. v. NICE Systems, Inc. and NICE Systems, Ltd. (N.D. Ga. 2004)

Allied Lighting Systems, Inc. v. Acuity Brands, Inc. 04-CV-1291-IEG (AJB) (S.D. Cal. 2004)

STS Software Systems, Ltd. v. Witness Systems, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2004 and N.D. Ga. 2004; Story, J.)

Scientific Games International, Inc. v. Oberthur Gaming Technologies Corporation (N.D. Ga. 2003)

CAPS Logistics, Inc. v. Velant, Inc. et al. (Fulton Superior Court, Ga. 2003)

SuperGuide Corp. v. DIRECTV Enterprises, Inc., EchoStar Technologies, Inc., Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc. v. Gemstar Development Corp. 169 F. Supp. 2d 492 (W.D. N.C. 2001)

  • Named one of The Best Lawyers in America© (2022)
  • Named to the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals list (2016-2021)
  • Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: Georgia as a leader in his practice (2014-2021)
  • Named a “Georgia Trailblazer” by the Daily Report (2020)
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers (2013-2020)
  • Named the Safe Families Office Volunteer of the Year by Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (2019)

“He is extremely sharp in dissecting the issues that matter, and brings tremendous clarity to complex problems.”
— Client testimonial, 2021 Chambers and Partners USA

Focus Areas

J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law (2000)

M.B.A., Vanderbilt University (1996)

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

  • 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

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August 19, 2021
Fish Attorneys Recognized in 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America
July 7, 2021
Fish & Richardson Receives Top Rankings in 2021 Edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
May 26, 2021
Fish & Richardson Ranks in Top “Band 1” Nationwide Rankings for Intellectual Property and ITC Practices in Chambers USA 2021
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November 5, 2020
Fish’s Atlanta Office Principals Christopher Green and Thad Kodish Support Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF)
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Watch Where You Launch: Existing Space Laws Complicate Earthly IP Rights
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September 30, 2020
Christopher Green Named a 2020 “Georgia Trailblazer” by the Daily Report
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Outer Space Treaty & Beyond: Do Existing Space Laws Put an Astronomical Barrier to Private IP Rights in Space?
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August 27, 2020
Fish Attorneys Author Law360 Article, "Remote Proceedings Bring New Wrinkles For Court Records"
August 20, 2020
Fish Attorneys Author Law360 Article, "Weighing The Virtual Courtroom Option in Civil Cases"
August 12, 2020
Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Litigation Practice; National Rankings in the Plaintiff Firm and Prosecution Firm Categories
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July 7, 2020
Christopher Green and Sara Fish Author Article in Law360, "Tips For Presenting A Credible Witness By Videoconference"
June 2, 2020
Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Band 1” National Rankings for Intellectual Property and ITC Practices in Chambers USA 2020
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