Clients engage Christopher M. Cavan to help them build their global patent portfolios. With more than three decades of experience in intellectual property law, Mr. Cavan specializes in helping companies prepare and prosecute patent applications and developing worldwide patent portfolios. He also has broad experience representing clients in both federal district and appellate courts. Mr. Cavan’s lengthy experience in patent litigation strengthens his depth of expertise in intellectual property law.
Drawing on his background in mechanical engineering, Mr. Cavan secures and enforces intellectual property rights for innovations in the mechanical and electrical arts. He has been involved in securing patents, and enforcing patents, and defending infringement lawsuits in a variety of technologies, including:
Mr. Cavan served 10 years as an adjunct professor of law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. During this time, he developed and taught the course, “Practice Before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.” In addition, he spent many years teaching Management Forum courses in London, where he educated European attorneys regarding U.S. patent law.
Outside of the office, Mr. Cavan is an avid fisherman who has participated in the sport all around the world. Throughout the years, he has also amassed an impressive collection of antiquarian fishing books.