Christopher A. Rothe Shareholder | Philadelphia, PA
Chris Rothe is a registered patent and trademark attorney who provides legal counseling to clients in a variety of intellectual property matters. Although Chris represents clients in many technical fields, he focuses much of his practice on intellectual property issues that are relevant to medical devices, consumer products and automotive technology. Chris currently represents a number of multinational companies in the medical device and healthcare space that are headquartered in the United States, Europe and Australia.
Chris helps clients manage risk and protect intellectual property with creative and cost effective solutions. He advises fortune 500 companies, startup companies, and universities on issues involving IP strategic planning, IP Licensing, patent portfolio management and risk avoidance. Chris is also responsible for preparing and prosecuting patent applications for clients, both in the United States and internationally. He has several years of experience prosecuting patent applications directed to mechanical and electromechanical technologies, having worked with many patent examiners and art units at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Regardless of a client’s circumstances, Chris follows the same approach in his practice. This approach includes understanding the client’s business objectives, discussing the client’s expectations, and selecting the best strategy to satisfy those expectations. Chris works with a number of clients and is accustomed to explaining intellectual property issues to individuals with various backgrounds, including company presidents, general counsels, R&D directors, marketing directors, engineers, scientists, medical doctors and entrepreneurs.
Chris’ practice at RatnerPrestia is built upon several years of technical and legal experience. Prior to joining RatnerPrestia, Chris worked at an intellectual property law firm in Philadelphia, developing a broad-based experience in patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, trademark litigation, copyrights and trade secrets. Before attending law school, Chris spent four years working as an engineer in private practice. Chris received his Juris Doctorate degree from Villanova University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association. Chris has written articles on various intellectual property issues in publications serving the legal and engineering professions.