Christopher (Chris) has a B.S. with honors in Microbiology from the University of Wales, a M.S. in Biotechnology from the University of Central Lancashire, a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow, and a J.D. from the DePaul Law School. Before joining Griffin & Szipl, Chris worked as an Attorney and Technical Assistant for several law firms.
Chris has prepared or prosecuted over 100 patent applications in a variety of technical areas, including pharmaceutical, immunology, industrial processes, tissue culture, surgical devices, microbiological processes including amino-acid production, downstream processing, chemical, biochemical, bioinformatics, agro biotechnology, telecommunications, robotics, wireless communication protocols, software and mechanical devices.
Chris is an expert in handling DNA and amino acid sequences. Chris has worked on patent projects for several Fortune 100 Companies including: ADM, Abbott, MERCK; and not-for-profit organizations including Scripps Clinic while working for top rated law firms in Chicago.
At Griffin & Szipl, Chris has gained considerable experience in prosecuting metal alloy compositions.
Chris is admitted to the Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also a member of Phi Delta Phi, and is a recipient of the CALI Award for Legal Drafting.