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Christopher Warren Dawson

Christopher Warren Dawson

Associate
Location:
Overland Park, Kansas
Phone:
913-647-9050
Fax:
913-647-9057
Email:

Chris represents clients through all phases of intellectual property procurement and enforcement. Currently, his practice focuses on patent, copyright, and trademark litigation, where he represents clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, in federal district court, and before the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Chris also prepares and prosecutes utility and design patent applications in the mechanical, electrical, and business-method arts, and prepares non-infringement and invalidity opinions.

Prior to joining Hovey Williams, Chris served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Nancy L. Moritz on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Before that, he was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of a national intellectual property law firm, where his practice focused on pratent prosecution.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution and Counseling

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 2014
  • Missouri, 2013
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2015
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2013

Education

  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: With Highest Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: The George Washington Law Review, Executive Editor, 2010 - 2012
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
    • B.S. cum laude - 2007
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
    • M.B.A. cum laude - 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Peter D. Rosenberg Award in Patent and Intellectual Property Law, 2012
  • Intellectual Property Section of the Virginia State Bar Award , 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas Bar Association, Member, 2017
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member, 2017

Languages

  • English