Senior Patent Associate
Chris joined Zilka-Kotab in 2010, while studying law at Santa Clara University. Chris received his J.D. in May 2012, with a 4.0 GPA in Santa Clara’s top-ten ranked intellectual property curriculum. For this performance, Chris was awarded an honors certificate in High Tech Law and Intellectual Property as well as High Tech Excellence Awards for the 2010-2012 academic years.
Chris’ legal writing experience includes serving in Santa Clara’s Computer & High Technology Law Journal and competing in the Honors Moot Court Competition, where Chris earned the Harold S. McKinnon prize for Best Brief.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Chris has had practical basic and translational research experience, including improving national security against biological attack working on confidential projects with the U.S. Army and Navy. Chris has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Genome Biology, PLOS One, Clinical Cancer Research, and Epigenetics, among others.