Boston, December 7, 2016…Global law firm White & Case LLP announced today that Christopher Carroll will join the Firm’s Global Intellectual Property (IP) Practice as a partner in its Boston office, which opened in April of this year.
“The experience that Chris brings is aligned with our strategy to grow and diversify our capabilities to help businesses in the technology sector accomplish their goals anywhere in the world,” says Executive Committee member Dave Koschik, who heads the Firm’s US Growth Team. “His addition also supports our strategy to grow in Boston and to attract top talent in the area who want an opportunity to work on matters that span the globe.”
Carroll is qualified in Massachusetts, England and Wales, and Ireland. His practice focuses on developing strategies to secure patents, trademarks and copyrights in the areas of mechanical, electrical, software and communications engineering, including wireless and internet protocols, information security and applied cryptography. Carroll’s clients include internet, software, telecommunications and medical companies, as well as academic and research institutions.
Carroll, formerly with Ropes & Gray LLP, advises on matters before the US Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office. He has experience prosecuting US and foreign patent applications.
“Chris has helped his clients navigate the changing landscape in US and European patent law,” says Dimitrios Drivas, head of White & Case's Global IP Practice. “We see continuing opportunities for him to guide our clients in coordinating and advancing their US and European patent strategies in order to succeed in both jurisdictions.”
Carroll has prepared legal opinions regarding patent validity, infringement and the “freedom to operate,” provided due diligence opinions related to intellectual property and drafted technology-related license agreements. He is also the inventor or co-inventor of eight US patents related to wireless security and applied cryptography.