Chris Marando represents clients across competitive high-tech sectors in patent infringement and validity disputes involving complex technologies such as semiconductors, medical devices, wearable fitness, mobile phone software, speech recognition software, and telecommunications. Forum fluent, Mr. Marando handles matters before US district courts, the US International Trade Commission, the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. With more than a decade of experience, Mr. Marando’s practice involves all aspects of patent litigation—including fact and expert discovery, claim construction, trial preparation, and trial—to protect his clients’ business interests.

Mr. Marando’s pro bono practice has included representation of veterans in appeals before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Mr. Marando earned his JD with honors from The George Washington School of Law, where he was a member of The George Washington Law Review and the recipient of the Chris Bartok Memorial Award in Patent Law. He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering, cum laude, from Cornell University.


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  • JD, with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2010
  • BS, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, cum laude, Cornell University, 2006
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Patent and Trademark Office

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