1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 202-835-1111 Phone: 202-835-1111
Christopher W. Brody

Private Practice:

Clark & Brody – Partner – October 1999 to present

Dickinson Wright PLLC – Of Counsel – May 1997 to October 1999

Lowe, Price, LeBlanc & Becker – PartnerJanuary 1991 to May 1997

H. Jay Spiegel & Associates – Senior AssociateJune 1989 to January 1991

  • preparing and prosecuting patent applications for domestic clients in areas of semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes, wireless technologies, inorganic chemistry, medical devices, ceramic materials, mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies, and computer software, including client portfolio management and prosecuting foreign based applications in chemical and mechanical technologies and semiconductor devices and processing;
  • preparing, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, oppositions, and cancellations;
  • investigations and preparing opinions relating to validity, infringement and patentability;
  • prosecuting special examination procedures including reissues, reexaminations, protests and interferences;
  • counseling clients concerning trademarks, copyrights, and patent infringement, validity, and licensing issues;
  • litigation involving legal research, motion drafting, counseling, and discovery.

Patent and Trademark Office:

Examiner–October 1981 to May 1989, Primary Examiner–from December 1987

  • Examined applications in metallurgical apparatus and heat treating methods, alloy compositions, semiconductor manufacturing processing and devices, ceramics, inorganic chemistry, coating and laminate materials, powder metallurgy;
  • Reclassified Class 148, heat treatment methods and products;
  • Involved in protested reissue, reexaminations and interferences.

Engineering Experience: 

Process, Quality Control and Research Engineers–June 1975 to October 1981

  • responsible for process engineering design for engineering company;
  • monitored and analyzed quality control problems in stainless steel mill;
  • managed research and development in oil shale, coal and other synthetic fuel technologies.


  • George Mason University School of Law, May 1986;
  • Carnegie-Mellon University, B.S. Metallurgical Eng. – Material Science, May 1975;
  • Virginia State Bar, October 1986; District of Columbia Bar, December 1997.