Christopher J. Stankus

Christopher J. Stankus


Associate, New York

Christopher Stankus practices patent litigation and prosecution with an emphasis in the biotechnical, pharmaceutical, medical device, and mechanical-related arts. He has experience litigating patent infringement cases arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act and has handled various aspects of litigations including: managing document collection, review, and production of millions of pages of e-discovery; preparing expert witnesses for deposition; pleadings; and legal and fact research. Chris is also an active member of the firm’s Medical Device group, where he contributes to the firm’s Medical Device Blog, and is the associate representative on the firm’s Green Initiatives Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Chris was an engineer at a top-rated consulting firm and worked at a Fortune 500’s in-house patent prosecution department, where he was responsible for the preparation and filing of domestic PCT national phase applications. While in law school, he served as an intern to the Honorable Joan G. Margolis, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Connecticut. He also participated in UConn’s Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Law Clinic in which he drafted and prosecuted patent and trademark applications for entrepreneurs.

Case Highlight
Helped secure favorable settlements for Gilead Sciences in four separate Hatch-Waxman litigations concerning Gilead’s drugs for treating HIV/AIDS
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