Christopher D. Ward - Partner / 703-519-9957 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher D. Ward's practice focuses on client consulting in all phases of patent preparation and prosecution, including appellate practice before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Mr. Ward has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting utility patent applications in numerous mechanical technologies, as well as in various electro-mechanical technologies, and his academic training and technical experience focused on the field of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Mr. Ward also has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting design patent applications for both foreign and domestic clients, and has written articles on the subject of U.S. design patent protection. In addition, he has experience analyzing possible infringement and validity issues, developing and managing patent portfolios for various corporations, as well as managing foreign patent application dockets for domestic clients.
Mr. Ward was formerly with the firms of McDermott, Will & Emery, and, more recently, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent attorney. Mr. Ward is an active member of the Virginia State Bar, and served on the Board of Governor's of the Intellectual Property Section of the Virginia State Bar from 2004-2007. He is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
- Electro-mechanical control systems and optimization
- Semiconductor processing
- Image formation devices
- Automotive technology
- Optical systems
- Medical devices
- Reactor technology
- Hydrogen purification systems
- Fluid mechanics
- Heat transfer
- J.D., The George Washington University Law Center
- B.S.M.E., Lehigh University
- Member, Pennsylvania Theta Chapter of Pi Tau Sigma