Choate Hall & Stewart
LLP has announced that Christopher D. Agnew, formerly Vice President and
Assistant General Counsel at Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. in Boston, has joined the
firm as a Partner in its Intellectual Property Group. Christopher
will represent clients in the strategic development of complex patent
portfolios, preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of
electrical, mechanical, and software technologies, including business methods,
wireless networking software and hardware, and gaming techniques.
"We are very excited to have Christopher join our nationally recognized
Intellectual Property Group," said William Gelnaw and John Nadas, co-managing
partners at Choate Hall & Stewart LLP. "He brings invaluable expertise
to our clients including a strong electrical engineering background, skill as an
in-house and outside counsel, and experience as a patent agent.
Christopher will be a great addition to our top-notch IP team."
Christopherdeveloped his IP practice at the renowned IP boutique, Fish &
Richardson, and moved to Cantor Fitzgerald in 2009 to help manage their
burgeoning IP portfolio that encompasses wireless gaming technologies as well as
a wide array of creative business method and trading technology
applications. Christopher also spent several years working as a
patent agent at several large law firms before attending law school.
Christopher received his J.D. from Stanford University Law School in
2005, and his M.S. and B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of
Rochester. Christopher is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and
is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.