Christopher S. Duncan

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EDUCATION
  • J.D., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2008
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Missouri, 2010
  • B.S. with Distinction in Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, 2002
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Oregon, 2012
  • Missouri, 2008 (inactive)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 64,287)
YEAR JOINED FIRM

2011


PRACTICE AREA OVERVIEW

Mr. Duncan’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. Mr. Duncan also has experience preparing patent opinions and conducting inter partes reexamination proceedings.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Mr. Duncan’s technical focus is in electrical engineering and software, including electronic circuits, mobile devices, cloud computing, and databases. Mr. Duncan also has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications for mechanical devices and sporting goods. During graduate school, Mr. Duncan focused on environmental engineering and completed a master’s thesis titled “Conservation and Allocation of Slope in Gravity Sanitary Sewer Design.”

PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Duncan practiced patent law at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Duncan worked as an intern in the Satellite Imagery Analysis Unit of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Duncan also gained experience in biosensor circuit design as an engineering assistant at Pinnacle Technology and in avionics circuit design as an electrical design engineer intern at Garmin.