Christopher A. Potts is an associate in the Intellectual Property Department. Christopher gained previous legal experience as a global patent operation intern for General Electric Company.
Christopher graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, obtaining a certificate in Intellectual Property. During law school, Christopher was awarded the American Bar Association – American Legal Institute Scholarship and Leadership Award for best displaying the leadership values of the American Bar Association and American Legal Institute. Christopher served as the editor-in-chief of the Connecticut Journal of International Law. Additionally, Christopher served as president of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Society and vice chairman of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers – Central New England Section. Christopher presented at the May, 2011 World Intellectual Property Organization’s Small and Midsize Enterprises Seminar in Geneva, Switzerland and the 2011 Connecticut New Voices Panel held in London, U.K. He was also a member of the Moot Court Board, a semi-finalist in the 2010 Moot Court Competition, and the recipient of the 2009 Best Advocate Award in the William R. Davis Mock Trial Competition.
He published The Patent Prosecution Highway: A Global Superhighway to Changing Validity Standards? for the Fifth Advanced Research Forum on Intellectual Property Rights; Selected Topics on the Balance of Intellectual Property in May 2011.
Prior to attending law school, Christopher worked as an engineer in a medical device start-up company focusing on glucose monitoring and as a process engineering intern for Cargill, Inc.