Chris Katopis

Job Title: IP Legislative Consultant
Company: American Bar Association

Chris Katopis is an experienced attorney who specializes in intellectual property and business law counseling.  He was LESI’s executive director from 2011- 2019 where he helped organize the Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIF).  His current clients include the American Bar Association IP Law Section, and other innovative companies. Recently, he was a senior legal advisor to the Under Secretary and Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where he worked with its Office of General Counsel and other divisions.  His prior IP experience includes serving as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Pauline Newman of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and, counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property where he managed key IP legislation.  

Chris is FINRA Dispute Resolution arbitrator and mediator. He is based in Washington, D.C. and is also active in several pro bono IP law clinics.