Faculty Profile: Kevin Christopher

Kevin ChristopherChristopher Intellectual Property Law, PLLC800 Market St Ste 200 Chattanooga, TN 37402-2677 Work Phone: (423) 708-5310Website: www.venturelaw.orgEmail Address:
Previous Courses Taught (2)
  • Intellectual Property 2018: CLE Bytes
  • Court Square Series 2017 in Chattanooga

Kevin Christopher is a registered patent attorney and San Francisco Bay Area expat with a penchant for startups, mountaineering, and his little girl’s Cheerio crumble charms. His practice areas include intellectual property prosecution, licensing and litigation, benefit and alternative company structures, and commercialization. Being a Certified B Corporation necessitates community engagement, and to that end Kevin sits on various local and statewide boards dedicated to sustainability and social empowerment. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law Class of 2017, Advisory Board Member for Chattanooga's INCubator and Cookeville's Biz Foundry, Executive Council Member for the Tennessee Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section, and Mentor for Chattanooga's Co.Lab, Nashville's Social Enterprise Alliance, and Tennessee's Life Science Network. Previously, Kevin led bioinformatics, bioscience, and biotech licensing activities at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, steered large scale partnerships in renewable energy and synthetic biology for UC Berkeley, and mentored SBIR - funded startups under the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, Kevin has served as a foundational team member or key advisor for startups with algal production, biomass conversion, microbiome editing, and hepatocellular carcinoma diagnostic technologies. As a student, Kevin was a teaching assistant to former State of Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm at Berkeley Law, outstanding scholar in the UC Hastings Law and Bioscience program, judicial extern for U.S. District Court Judge Charles R. Breyer, law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and regularly featured poet in To An Unknown God – A Journal of Christian Thought at Berkeley.