Christopher V. Carani Named to the IAM Strategy 300


McAndrews, Held & Malloy Shareholder Christopher V. Carani has been named to the 2019 IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists list. IAM magazine notes that Chris is “one of the world’s leading design patent strategists.” He has previously been referred to by IAM as one of the U.S.’s “pre-eminent design law experts” and “one of the nation’s top design patent specialists.”

Chris practices in all areas of intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on design law. He has extensive experience both in litigating design patent cases and in creating valuable design rights portfolios. He represents some of the world’s most design-centric companies, including the top filer of U.S. design patents. He has procured thousands of strategic design rights, both in the United States and in over 70 countries around the world. He counsels a wide range of clients on design protection and enforcement issues and is often called upon to render infringement, validity, and design-around opinions.

Chris has received numerous awards and accolades, including IAM Patent 1000 (2015-19), Super Lawyers (2007-2019), IP Stars (2018-19) and Leading Lawyers Network (2012-19). In 2018, Chris was named one of the “Top 100” attorneys in Illinois by Thompson Reuters in its Super Lawyers publication.