Christopher J. Leonard

Partner
Knoxville
9717 Cogdill Road, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37932
D: 865.380.5975
Contact My Assistant
Teresa O'Mary
D: 865.380.5970

Education

Harvard Business School
    Graduate - General Management Program, 2006
Georgia Institute of Technology
    Certificate, Software Engineering, 2001
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
    Graduate - National Session, 1999
University of Tennessee College of Law
    J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1994
        Associate Editor, Tennessee Law Review, 1992-1994
        Howard H. Baker, Sr. Memorial Scholar, 1993-1994
 University of Tennessee
    B.S., Industrial Engineering, high honors, 1986

Bar and Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1997
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1997
Georgia State Bar, 1996
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 1996
Tennessee State Bar, 1994

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Georgia
    Intellectual Property Section
Tennessee Bar Association
American Bar Association
    Intellectual Property Section
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association

Chris's practice is focused on counseling clients on matters relating to software, e-commerce, telecommunications and traditional electrical and mechanical technologies. His practice encompasses U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent infringement and validity analysis, and licensing counseling. Chris also has extensive litigation experience in all areas of Intellectual Property law, including patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Chris served as an Officer in the United States Air Force, where he worked with the ground-launched cruise missile weapon system. In that position, he was selected to lead Soviet weapons inspectors through detailed inspections of U.S. nuclear weapons systems in accordance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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