Christopher M. Cavan


Christopher M. Cavan is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Mr. Cavan has extensive experience in many facets of intellectual property law, including the procurement, enforcement, and licensing of intellectual property rights. His practice concentrates on patent prosecution and litigation. He has broad experience representing clients in both federal district and appellate courts. He has participated in all phases of litigation and his experience includes matters relating to patent, antitrust, trade secret, trademark, and unfair competition claims. Mr. Cavan also is experienced in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, particularly in the mechanical arts and in the development of worldwide patent portfolios.

  • B.S., Northwestern University,

    Mechanical Engineering

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law,

    Cum Laude, Loyola Law Journal, Student Articles Editor

Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
    • Adjunct Professor (1999-2008), Co-developed and taught the course, “Practice Before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.”