Christopher M. Durkee

Chris Durkee focuses his practice on patent prosecution and litigation. Mr. Durkee has prepared and prosecuted patent applications and draft opinions on patentability, validity and infringement issues. He has also counseled and assisted clients with patent application and prosecution matters, including foreign and Patent Cooperation Treaty filings. Mr. Durkee has prosecuted patents in a wide range of technical fields, including the chemical, business method and mechanical arts.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Durkee was an officer in the United States Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program. After completing a rigorous graduate-level training program, he served with distinction aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt. He also earned the distinguished “Navy Nuclear Engineer” qualification, successfully completing an intensive examination process, demonstrating a detailed understanding of nuclear reactor theory, electrical and mechanical systems, chemistry and radiological controls, and reactor plant operations.

Mr. Durkee also served as a Fleet Naval Exercise Coordinator on the staff of the Commander in Chief, United States Naval Forces, Europe in London, England. Throughout his naval career, Mr. Durkee received several individual and organizational decorations for outstanding service.

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Areas of Practice 1) Patent Counseling & Prosecution, 2) Transactional Intellectual Property, 3) Acquisition Due Diligence, 4) Licensing and 5) Post Grant Proceedings
Law School The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2003)
Admitted Year 2006
Education niversity of Massachusetts at Lowell (B.S.,1992)
Bar Member / Association Georgia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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