Christopher R. Butler is an associate at Hahn Loeser where he focuses his practice on intellectual property and business law matters. He began his 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, trademark, and copyright applications, drafting both clearance and patentability reports and opinions, and analyzing the infringement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

Chris’ experience also includes the drafting and negotiation of licensing and technology transfer agreements as well as representing clients in both patent and trademark litigation matters.

Recognizing his passion for how intellectual property law issues often affect antitrust and corporate, and litigation matters, 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 and purchasing decisions, and further shape the organizational strategy of a business.

Chris 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 portfolio with an eye toward furthering each individual client’s specific business goals.

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

Community Involvement

United Way Young Leaders: United Way of Greater Cleveland Cabinet Member, Jan. 2017-Present; Co-Chair, Hahn Loeser Corporate Chapter; Feb. 2016- Jan. 2017


We Run This City: Feb. 2017-Present; Volunteer Registration & Half Marathon Pacer


Toastmasters International: Vice President of Education; Mid-Day Toastmasters Club No 1790


Junior Achievement: BlitzDay 2017

Awards & Distinctions

CALI Award for Valuation of Firms & IP: May, 2015


Competent Leader Award: Toastmasters International, June 2017

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

Memberships & Affiliations

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