J. Christopher Carraway


Portland Office



Since 1995, Chris has focused his practice exclusively on intellectual property litigation, representing such clients as Amazon, Microsoft, and SAP in patent litigation in federal courts nationwide.

Chris has particular experience litigating patents involving computer software, computer hardware, and e-commerce, as well as defending clients against claims for copyright and trademark infringement. He has argued at numerous claim construction and summary judgment hearings and Federal Circuit appeals. Prior to entering private practice, Chris served as a law clerk to the Hon. William C. Bryson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Some of the federal courts where Chris has recently litigated include California (Northern and Central Districts), Colorado, Florida (Middle District), New York (Southern District), Oregon, Pennsylvania (Western District), Texas (Eastern and Western Districts), and Washington (Western District).

Chris joined Klarquist in 1999 as a lateral associate and became partner in 2003.

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