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.