April 20, 2017
Polsinelli Continues California Expansion Adding Nationally-Recognized Intellectual Property Attorney Kory Christensen

Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm, announced Kory Christensen, an accomplished intellectual property attorney, joined as shareholder in its San Francisco office.

Christensen is the most recent of several attorneys to join Polsinelli’s California offices this year, adding to the firm’s intellectual property strength on the West Coast. The firm has approximately 800 attorneys across 20 offices coast to coast, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley.

Christensen brings a deep understanding of domestic and international patent procurement and more than 20 years of intellectual property counseling experience to the firm’s growing Intellectual Property Department, which includes more than 120 attorneys, patent agents and scientists nationwide.

“Kory is a well-respected, highly-experienced attorney who we are very pleased to welcome as we continue to expand our capabilities across California,” said Polsinelli Intellectual Property Department Chair Patrick Woolley. “The addition of Kory to our growing team and his depth of expertise in developing strategies for building large portfolios of U.S. and foreign patents for high tech, software and consumer electronics companies will enable us to better serve our clients in these rapidly evolving sectors.”

He is able to provide strategic legal patent counsel in the software, computer and medical device sectors to clients across the United States and in China, Hong Kong, Korea and Sweden. His practice focuses on helping clients navigate the many complex issues in creating and developing patent portfolios, including the protection and prosecution of patents.

“The global technology landscape is changing daily, from blockchain and artificial intelligence to novel gene therapies,” Christensen said. “Polsinelli’s attorneys and scientists have a depth of experience that allows them to serve clients on the vanguard of these new developments. I look forward to collaborating with Polsinelli’s dedicated team of specialists in developing and enforcing the intellectual property rights of the clients I represent.”

Christensen is a recognized thought leader on patent issues, co-authoring Understanding Patent Reform Implications, Aspatore Books, 2009. He is a board member of a number of associations, including past chair of the Utah State Bar Intellectual Property Section, American Lung Association (Utah chapter), Utah Technology Council, Friends for Sight, and a voting member of the Electronic and Computer Law Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Christensen earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah.

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