Christopher Lavin practices patent litigation with a focus on the biotechnology and life science industries. He has broad experience in patent disputes, from prior to the filing of an initial complaint through to the appellate process, as well as their various forums, having been involved in matters before the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission, World Intellectual Property Organization, federal district courts nationwide, and the former Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
Mr. Lavin graduated from the University of Rochester, with Honors in Economics, and the Boston University School of Law, with Honors in Intellectual Property Law. During law school, he was a member of the Journal of Science & Technology Law, and a research assistant in the area of intellectual property law to Dean and Professor of Law Maureen A. O’Rourke. Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Lavin was an attorney with a Silicon Valley boutique litigation firm, where he participated in hearings and trials in federal and California state courts, and assisted in obtaining several successful bench judgments and jury verdicts.