Christopher C. Davis

Associate
Minneapolis
3200 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
D: 612.371.5275
Contact My Assistant
Abigail Krueger
D: 612.371.5228

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D., cum laude, 2007
Order of the Coif

Wright State University
B.A., 1997

Bar and Court Admissions

Wisconsin, 2007
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2007

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin

Awards & Recognition

Attorney of the Year - Groups, by Minnesota Lawyer, 2017
Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyer's Rising Star, 2017

Publications & Speaking

White-Space Wi-Fi, Wisconsin Technology Network (WTN) Online News, September 30, 2010

Is Network Neutrality a Thing of the Past for Google?, Wisconsin Technology Network (WTN) Online News, August 6, 2010

Net Neutrality: Good for A Few, But Bad for Most, Wisconsin Technology Network (WTN) Online News, October 14, 2009

Net Neutrality: Good for You and Good for the Internet, Wisconsin Technology Network (WTN) Online News, October 14, 2009

As a former software engineer, Chris has a deep understanding of both the complex technical details of his clients' cases and the way in which their technology relates to the law. He likens litigation to the biggest, most complex, highest-stakes game there is—one at which he excels.

Chris is a member of the Litigation Group in Merchant & Gould's Minneapolis office. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation; patent prosecution, including practice before the PTAB; due diligence, and technology licensing. His software engineering background has been incredibly valuable to understanding the needs of his technology clients, and to understanding what information to seek in litigation.

As a software engineer, Chris programmed databases and server side applications. He spent the last five of those years working as a programmer and designer for the game development company Electronic Arts on massively multiplayer online games. Chris enjoys playing video and board games, running, scuba diving, and reading fiction and popular physics nonfiction.

Chris recently received Minnesota Lawyer’s “Attorney of the Year” award for 2017, for pro bono work with a small team of Merchant & Gould attorneys in an asylum matter. Chris’s team represented a family from El Salvador fleeing from gang violence. After several contested hearings, the court granted the family full asylum.


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Press Releases
10/26/17
Merchant & Gould Presents 2017 Pro Bono Award to 7-Person Asylum Team
Merchant & Gould, a national intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Pro Bono Achievement Award: a Merchant & Gould team of five attorneys and two assistants who handled a volunteer pro bono case from the ...
White Papers
5/3/17
Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc.
Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc.: Under AIA, Public Disclosure of Sale Implicates On-Sale Bar Even Where Details of Invention Are Not Publicly DisclosedIn Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc.,[1] the Federal Circuit determined ...
Press Releases
1/13/17
Merchant & Gould Team Takes First Place in 2016 Twin Cities 5K Corporate Team Challenge
A group of six Merchant & Gould professionals took home the first place prize for fastest team in the 2016 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon 5K Corporate Team Challenge.In Minnesota, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon race series brings 25,000 runners and ...
Events
10/14/15
Associate Networking Event
Connect. Relax. Eat. Drink.Wednesday, October 14, 2015 4-7 p.m.  The Bachelor Farmer 50 North 2nd Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55401 (map) 
Events
10/8/15
Inter Partes Review CLE & Networking Reception in Denver
Current Developments in Inter Partes Review CLE & Networking Reception Since its inception as a provision under the America Invents Act (AIA), the inter partes review process has continued to evolve before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Please ...
Articles
1/21/15
M&G Team Secures IPR Win For Medtronic Against Bosch.
On January 15, 2015, Merchant & Gould secured three significant victories for Medtronic Inc., at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “PTAB” or “Board”) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In the three inter partes review ...
White Papers
6/18/14
Supreme Court Clarifies “Definiteness” in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc.
The Supreme Court recently decided the case of Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., 572 U.S. ___ (2014) and addressed one previously unclear area for determining “definiteness” under 35 U.S.C. Section 112, Paragraph 2. The Court reversed ...
Articles
6/18/14
Supreme Court clarifies “definiteness” in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc.
LexologyChristopher Davis Joe DubisThe Supreme Court recently decided the case of Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., 572 U.S. ___ (2014) and addressed one previously unclear area for determining “definiteness” under 35 U.S.C. Section ...
Articles
9/30/10
White-Space Wi-Fi
Click here to read article by Christopher Davis appearing in the WTN News.
Articles
8/6/10
Is network neutrality a thing of the past for Google?
Click here to read article by Christopher Davis in WTN News
Articles
10/14/09
Net neutrality: Good for you and good for the Internet
Click here to read article by Christopher Davis in WTN News
Articles
10/14/09
Net neutrality: Good for a few, but bad for most
Click here to read article by Christopher Davis in WTN News