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. Before joining Shook, Chris worked as an associate at a large firm in St. Louis, where he focused on patent litigation and prosecution. Before entering law school, Chris worked as an engineer at an HVAC consulting firm in St. Louis, where he designed, retrofitted and implemented commercial HVAC 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).


IP 101 for Products Attorneys, PLAC 2023 Fall Conference, October 6, 2023.

Gaining the Upper Hand: Using Data-Driven Tools to Provide Better Patent Prosecution and Litigation Outcomes, Secret Sauce IP BBQ CLE, Kansas City, Kansas, September 14, 2018 (with Mark Schafer).

Options for Accelerated Patent Prosecution, Armstrong Teasdale LLP CLE, St. Louis, Missouri (2014)