November 1, 2018  | By Bekah Harger

Partner Christopher Barkley

McCathern is excited to announce the addition of intellectual property partner, Christopher Barkley, to our Los Angeles office!

About Christopher Barkley
Christopher M. Barkley joined the McCathern Los Angeles office as a partner in 2018. For over a decade, he has been a practicing attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Christopher has experience working with large corporations as well as small business owners handling all of their intellectual property needs.

Christopher graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He then went on to work at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company as an engineer.  Christopher earned his law degree from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California where he is licensed to practice.

As an intellectual property attorney with a background in mechanical engineering, Christopher has extensive experience overseeing every step of the process, taking ideas from concept to creation. His knowledge includes a deep understanding of obtaining patents in several fields including mechanical, electrical, and software. His clients rely on him for identifying and creating an innovative approach for patenting through research and acute attention to their needs and specific details. He enjoys working with entrepreneurs, innovators, and businesses to ensure meticulous and painless patent development.

About McCathern’s Intellectual Property Services
When people know that the things they create will be protected, they are more likely to continue the development of ideas that could create new technology, produce jobs, and make our world more efficient and advanced. McCathern’s intellectual property team can help assist in every step of the patent process. With years of experience and knowledge, our attorneys focus on taking ideas from concept to completion while ensuring our client’s needs are met. McCathern handles all the details and guarantees thorough and comprehensive results through each of the different stages of intellectual property development.

We have litigated the rights to some of the most valuable marks in America. Numerous companies and sports teams with household names have relied upon us to litigate and protect their trademarks, service marks, and copyrighted material from illegal and unauthorized use. We are routinely called upon by carriers to defend claims of this nature covered under the advertising injury provisions in their insurance policies.