Christopher J. Palermo


Christopher Palermo

Palo Alto

P: +1.650.739.7549 F: +1.650.739.7649

Christopher J. Palermo has more than 30 years of experience advising clients on patent risk analysis, patent drafting and portfolio development, patent negotiation with the USPTO and worldwide, expert opinions and testimony, trademark clearance and negotiation, international trademark disputes and domain name arbitrations, licensing, privacy, and technology development agreements. Mr. Palermo has experience covering technologies related to AI and machine learning, e-procurement, security, distributed systems, networking, telecommunications, object-oriented software, and internet applications. Subspecialties include speech recognition, voicemail, e-commerce, cryptography, and digital imaging.

He has served as a testifying witness on patent non-infringement and invalidity matters for Fortune 1000 companies and has an active opinion, FTO and expert practice.

Mr. Palermo started his career as a patent litigator and served two years at NeXT Software, Inc. as the associate general counsel.

He is a member of the Programming Subcommittee, Law Firm Committee, of the International Trademark Association. He serves as pro bono Associate General Counsel for IP matters to National Model Railroad Association, Inc.

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