Mr. Worrel concentrates his practice across all aspects of intellectual property prosecution, transaction, enforcement, and litigation.

His practice includes preparing patent applications and prosecuting them through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as challenging and defending post-grant review proceedings, including inter partes review. Mr. Worrel conducts investigations and prepares formal opinions concerning patent validity and infringement. Mr. Worrel also conducts IP due diligence for new product introduction and technology acquisition. Mr. Worrel also counsels and negotiates on behalf of clients concerning technology-related licensing and agreements.

Mr. Worrel has represented patent owners and accused infringers in highly-complex adversarial proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO, the U.S. International Trade Commission in Section 337 Investigations, and in Federal District Courts.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Worrel worked in-house for a major manufacturer of photovoltaic devices where he was responsible for counseling diverse project teams in targeted IP development, managing contract negotiation in technical engagements, and directing prosecution and portfolio management activities across multiple product and technological fields. He has also worked with a university technology transfer office identifying technology for potential licensing opportunities.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Worrel worked as an engineer for an FDA-regulated electromechanical medical device manufacturer where he developed and supported manufacturing processes, tools and equipment for new and existing products.

Mr. Worrel received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2011, where he was an editor with the Law Review and competed with the Moot Court Team nationally as well as internationally in Beijing, China. He earned his B.S.E., cum laude, in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Michigan in 2006. He is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Christopher J. Worrel

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Royal Oak, MI 48067-2557
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