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Christopher Wright prepares and prosecutes patent applications and manages patent portfolios to assist his clients — who include individual inventors, start-ups, and some of the world’s largest tech companies — strategically build their global patent portfolios and protect their innovations throughout the world.
Bringing over a decade’s experience in patent work to his practice, Chris manages portfolios of hundreds of patent applications and issued patents in the U.S. and worldwide, with an emphasis on patent preparation and prosecution in the electrical, computer, and mechanical arts. Before joining Fish, Chris worked as a control systems engineer to design and program industrial control systems at Coca-Cola Enterprises and CH2M Hill Lockwood Greene; he now applies his engineering acumen to cultivate a deep understanding of his clients’ technologies and protect them effectively.
Chris is known for the diligence and tenacity he devotes to building patent portfolios from the ground up. He has significant experience advising on strategic patent portfolio growth for larger companies and harvesting patentable innovations for early-stage companies. His versatility extends to his capacity to provide patent protection counsel not only in the U.S. but also worldwide; he prepares patent applications that result in valuable protection in Europe and other international jurisdictions.
Chris’ work preparing and prosecuting patent applications spans a wide array of technologies. His patent experience in the computer technology field includes:
- Cybersecurity and data privacy and security
- Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT (IIoT) devices
- Online advertising technology (adtech)
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning
- User interface design and analysis
- Virtual machines
- Memory systems
- Image and video processing
- Speech recognition
In the electrical field, his patent experience includes:
- Power systems
- Satellite systems
- Circuit design
- Autonomous vehicles
Since 2018, Chris has prepared and prosecuted patent applications for pro bono inventor clients through Georgia PATENTS. His pro bono practice also includes working with the National Homelessness Law Center to identify and oppose local laws and ordinances that adversely impact people experiencing homelessness.
In his free time, Chris enjoys golf, skiing, playing tennis and soccer with his kids, and many other outdoor activities with his family.
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