Christopher R. Butler

Associate 330.208.4517


Chris began his intellectual property career in 2009 when he joined Hahn Loeser as a legal intern while attending Miami University. Throughout his time with the Firm, Chris has grown to appreciate the intricacies and challenges of complex intellectual property matters such as preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, drafting clearance search reports and opinions, determining the patentability of inventions, and analyzing the infringement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. In addition, Chris has experience with both federal patent and trademark litigation matters, including trademark opposition proceedings. A Registered Patent Attorney (Reg. No. 72,876) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and Registered Patent Agent since 2014, Chris has experience with a variety of technical fields such as tire technologies, mechanical systems and devices, consumer products, and medical devices.

Recognizing his passion for how intellectual property law issues often affect antitrust, corporate, and litigation issues, Chris earned his MBA in 2016. As a result of the combination of his technical, legal, and business backgrounds, Chris is able to offer unique insights to his clients with respect to how intellectual property assets influence brand awareness and identity, affect financial decisions, and further the strategy of an organization.

At Hahn Loeser 

Christopher Butler is an associate in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Area. He works closely with his clients to develop comprehensive intellectual property portfolios consisting of multiple layers of protection, which may include utility and/or design patents, federal and/or state trademark registrations, copyright registrations, and trade secret protection. Through thoughtful consideration of the needs and goals of each specific client, Chris creates a personalized protection plan for each client’s intellectual property portfolio.

Legal Intern, Hahn Loeser & Parks (2009-2013)
Law Clerk, Hahn Loeser & Parks (2013-2014)
Patent Agent, Hahn Loeser & Parks (2014-2015)
Attorney, Hahn Loeser & Parks (2015 – Present)



The University of Akron, College of Business Administration, MBA, May 2016


The University of Akron, School of Law,  J.D., 2015


Miami University, B.A., Chemistry, 2012

Memberships & Affiliations

United Way Young Leaders: United Way of Greater Cleveland Cabinet Member, Serving on the Volunteer Committee and the Fundraising Committee; Jan. 2017-Present.


United Way Young Leaders: Co-Chair, Hahn Loeser Corporate Chapter; Feb. 2016- Jan. 2017


Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association: Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Committee


Toastmasters International:  Member

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2016


Admitted to the Northern District of Ohio, 2016


Admitted to the Ohio Bar, 2015


Licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2014