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
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
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