Chris focuses on prosecuting patents in the mechanical, electrical and computer arts, and he counsels clients on obtaining intellectual property protection for their inventions in these areas. Chris also has experience in intellectual property litigation, including post-grant procedures available under the America Invents Act.
Prior to joining Shook, Chris worked as an associate at a large firm in St. Louis, where he focused on patent litigation and prosecution. While attending the University of Missouri - Columbia for law school, he appeared on the Dean's List and was published in the Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law. Before attending law school, Chris worked as an engineer at an H.V.A.C. consulting firm in St. Louis, where he designed, retro-fitted and implemented commercial H.V.A.C. systems.
Matters Of Note
Mullinix Packages Inc. v. Anchor Packaging Inc. - succeeded in obtaining a favorable settlement for Anchor Packaging Inc. in a design patent infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of Indiana.
Chris Strobel, Wind Power and Patent Law: How the Enforcement of Wind Technology Patents May Lead to Restricted Implementation in the U.S., and Necessary Solutions, 19 J. Envtl. & Sustainability L. 501 (2013).
Christopher J. Strobel, Paper or Plastic? The Importance of Effective Environmental Review of Ordinances Regulating the Use of High Consumption Consumer Products, J. Envtl. & Sustainability L. (2011).
"Options for Accelerated Patent Prosecution," Armstrong Teasdale LLP CLE, St. Louis, Missouri (2014)