Chris Z. Liu represents a wide variety of industrial, commercial, and individual clients, in patent litigation, inter partes reviews, trade secret, cross-border IP licensing, and patent prosecution matters. Chris has prosecuted patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office since 2011. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts only.
Chris represents clients in a wide variety of technologies, including consumer electronics, integrated circuit (IC) designs, semiconductor equipment, microelectronic devices and packaging, medical devices and diagnostic equipment, telecommunications equipment and network infrastructure, credit cards, data encryption, electro-optical material and device, MEMS, mobile web, Fabry-Perot etalon, LED control circuit, tunable laser, tunable filter, fiber optics, optical coherence tomography, variable optical attenuator, hyper-spectral imaging and fiber optic switches. Apart from advising clients of American, Canadian, and European origins, Chris has successfully served, and takes pride in serving clients from Asia, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Chris conducted high energy particle physics research at Fermilab and intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG) brain function research at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Chris also worked as a software engineer for a major IT company and as a technical marketing specialist at a start-up company.
While in law school, he was a patent agent for several boutique IP law firms in the Washington, DC and Virginia areas. Chris is fluent in Mandarin.
Representing high-speed data, cable, and digital telephony services companies in a patent infringement lawsuit regarding telecommunication technologies.
Representing an international consumer electronics company in patent licensing involving both design patents and utility patents.
Represented a US multinational technology company in a patent infringement lawsuit regarding voice over IP technologies.
Represented a business executive in a cross-border trade secret lawsuit filed by a publicly traded company.
The George Washington University Law School, 2013, J.D.
Brandeis University, 2005, M.S., Physics
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2001, M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Science and Technology of China, 1997, B.S., Physics
District of Columbia
US Patent and Trademark Office
US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Massachusetts State Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association