Christopher Carroll

Partner

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3209
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Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

US Patent and Trademark Office

Legal Practitioner before the European Patent Office

Solicitor, England, and Wales

Solicitor, Republic of Ireland

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

US District Court for the District of MA

Education

J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2003

M.S., Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1998

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1994

Christopher Carroll is an intellectual property partner based in the firm’s Boston and London offices. He has practiced extensively before both the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and European Patent Office (EPO). He concentrates his practice on developing strategies for clients related to patents, trademarks, and copyrights in the US, Europe, and internationally. Christopher’s engineering background allows him to focus on mechanical, electrical, software, communications, and marine technologies.

Christopher has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting US, European, and other foreign patent applications and advising on patent portfolios for clients located all over the world. He has regularly prepared legal opinions regarding patent validity, infringement and freedom-to-operate, and drafted technology-related license agreements. He has been lead counsel for Opposition and Appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office, including arguing at oral proceedings before the Examining Division, Opposition Division, and the Boards of Appeal.

Prior to joining Burns & Levinson, Christopher was a partner at an international law firm. Before becoming an attorney, Christopher supervised research related to wireless communications network security at Verizon and GTE Laboratories. He also served in the US Navy Submarine Force as a nuclear reactor operator. Christopher is an inventor of multiple US patents related to wireless network security.

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Memberships

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

Co-author, “Patent Eligibility Assessments: US Approach vs. UK Approach,” Law360, July 2018

Co-author, European Patent Practice for US Attorneys, Bloomberg BNA, 2015

Co-author, “Exploring the Differences Between Post-Grant Proceedings in the U.S. and Europe,” Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, March 2015

Co-author, “UPC recap: have you been paying attention?,” Intellectual Property Magazine, February 2015

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Christopher Carroll
Practices
  • IP Litigation
  • Trademark & Copyright
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property & IP Litigation
  • Patent
Education

J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2003

M.S., Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1998

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1994

Admissions

Massachusetts

US Patent and Trademark Office

Legal Practitioner before the European Patent Office

Solicitor, England, and Wales

Solicitor, Republic of Ireland

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

US District Court for the District of MA

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