Christopher T. McWhinney is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group of Sullivan & Worcester’s Washington, D.C. office.
Mr. McWhinney has over 18 years of experience in almost all aspects of intellectual property law, with particular emphasis in the acquisition and protection of patent rights.
Mr. McWhinney is also experienced in litigation, client counseling and transactional matters. His litigation experience includes disputes regarding patents, copyrights and domain names. He has counseled clients on a variety of intellectual property matters with an emphasis on infringement and validity issues.
His transactional experience ranges from mergers and acquisitions to licensing arrangements, joint ventures and collaborations, including agreements for drug discovery and research, manufacturing and marketing.
Mr. McWhinney's technology experience began before law school, when he worked at the Medical College of Virginia investigating malaria.
Today, his technical proficiency spans a variety of disciplines, including pharmaceuticals and the chemical, software and mechanical arts, in addition to various areas of biotechnology.
M.S., Biotechnology, Johs Hopkins University 2005
J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law 1977
B.S., Chemistry,William & Mary Amherst University, (American Chemical Society Cert.) 1994
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 1998
District of Columbia 2001