Christopher Lutz is a Partner at Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC, with significant experience in both patent law and engineering.
Chris has over 15 years of experience practicing in patent law. Prior to joining the firm, Chris worked for several years at two large
Boston area intellectual property law firms where he practiced patent drafting and prosecution with a particular focus in the areas of
computers systems, software, electronics, mechanical devices and systems, and telecommunications. Other areas of expertise include
infringement and validity opinions and due diligence/freedom to operate studies. He also has experience in trademarks and software
licensing such as open source and integration agreements.
Prior to entering patent law, Chris worked as a Senior Software Engineer for GTE Corporation in Needham, Massachusetts where he honed his
knowledge and skills in software development and data communications engineering, including C, C++ and Assembler. While at GTE, he
developed security systems to provide public key encryption and digital signaturing services for multimedia network communications. In
addition, Chris was responsible for the design, development and implementation of client/server systems, including routers, Internet
protocols and cryptography hardware. Other professional experience includes Digital Equipment Corporation and Johnson & Johnson, Inc. He
is fluent in numerous electrical, electro-mechanical, mechanical, medical device, instrumentation and physics-based technologies as well.
Chris Lutz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, with a concentration in Electrical Engineering, from Worcester
Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and a Juris Doctorate degree from New England School of Law. He is registered to practice before the United
States Patent and Trademark Office. Christopher Lutz is also a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and admitted to the
U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.