Patent Agent, BSMSE, MS/PhD Physics
Chris entered the field of patent preparation and prosecution after spending 13 years in industry as a scientist and engineer. There he held various R&D, process and product development, and product integration positions at companies ranging from a small start-up to a large global corporation and made critical contributions to successful product launches across a range of technologies.
Chris made the move to patent preparation and prosecution partly due to the very traits that led him to the technology industry in the first place - his intense curiosity and tenacious interest in understanding devices and materials on a fundamental physical level. Patent work quickly proved to be a perfect professional outlet for Chris to pursue these interests. After spending several years on an in-house team, learning the art through interviewing inventors, drafting claims, writing specifications, and responding to office actions, he joined MBH as a Patent Agent. Chris sees every new disclosure and office action as an opportunity to learn, whether it’s a technology he’s unfamiliar with or a way to improve his drafting and prosecution, and he approaches his work with the perspectives of both a patent practitioner and an experienced engineer.
Semiconductor technology, including power devices and modules, device fabrication, and packaging; data storage technology, including perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR), heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR), storage media, and hard disk drive (HDD) and solid-state drive (SSD) components and assembly; optoelectronics technology, including GaN-based and organic light-emitting diode (LED and OLED) fabrication, characterization, and testing
- B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech
- M.S. in Physics, The University of Texas at Dallas
- Ph.D. in Physics, The University of Texas at Dallas
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Inventor on 12 issued patents
- 13 years in industry as a scientist and engineer
- 3.5 years in in-house patent preparation and prosecution
- Four Year Graduate Research Assistantship Recipient, The University of Texas at Dallas Nanotech Institute
- Summer Research Scholar, Virginia Tech