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  • Education
    • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2009
    • B.S., cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis, 2005, Applied Science in Computer Science
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Missouri, 2009
    • Illinois, 2010
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

An experienced patent attorney and computer programmer, Christopher Hines focuses on a variety of intellectual property assets, including patents and trademarks, with an emphasis on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of computer software, networking, telecommunications, databases, and other computer-related technologies.

Christopher also supports clients in patent litigation matters regarding patentability, validity, and infringement issues, and works with new businesses on select intellectual property-related legal issues that commonly arise in the early stages of a new enterprise.

Prior to practicing law, Christopher worked as a computer programmer for CPI Corporation, where he developed, tested, and supported digital photography software applications. He also served as a computer programmer and implementation manager for CitiMortgage, a subsidiary of Citigroup.

  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications for algorithms related to time-based generational garbage collection.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications related to optical networking devices and related systems.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications related to persistent and dynamic caches and related caching schemes.
  • Member of a litigation team that defended to settlement a large banking client facing a patent infringement suit related to its banking software.
  • Counsels startups on select intellectual property legal issues that commonly arise when starting a new business.