Ackquire IP

About Us

C h r i s  J.  K a t o p i s 

Chris is an experienced Washington, D.C. attorney.   He provides clients 20-plus years of experience on IP protection, technology, and financial services issues (e.g. blockchain).  In particular, he offers his clients a 360-degree view of intellectual property law and policy.  He has served in several key positions in the federal government:

  • U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Intellectual Property Counsel.  His responsibilities included staffing a number of patent quality and reform hearings on issues ranging from biotechnology to business method and software-enabled technology. 
  • USPTO.  Former Director of Congressional Relations and member of the agency's Executive Management Committee.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Law Clerk to the Hon. Pauline Newman.
  • Counsel on several patent law briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Co-Chair, American Bar Association (ABA) Joint Task Force on Online Piracy and Counterfeiting.
  • Legal lecturer and author of numerous articles, including for the Yale Law School.
  • He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and the Temple University School of Law.  He is registered as a patent attorney to practice before the USPTO.

He is the inventor of more than 60 U.S. patent applications.  He is a native of New York City, N.Y. and a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science.