Christopher Carroll

Partner, Boston, London


Licensed to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office, Christopher Carroll offers clients international insight on developing strategies for patents, trademarks and copyrights.


Christopher Carroll is an Intellectual Property partner based in the Firm's Boston office, with a dual practice in London. He concentrates his practice on providing strategic patent advocacy and is licensed to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the UK High Court. He provides advice and develops strategies for clients on patents, trademarks and copyrights.

Christopher's engineering background enables him to focus on the areas of mechanical, electrical, software and communications engineering, including wireless protocols, Internet protocols and information security. His clients include software, telecommunications, medical and Internet companies.

Christopher's experience involves drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications and advising on patent portfolios for clients located all over the world. He regularly prepares legal opinions regarding patent validity, infringement and freedom-to-operate, provided due diligence opinions related to intellectual property, and drafted technology-related license agreements. He also has extensive experience handling Opposition and Appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office.

Prior to joining White & Case, Christopher was Counsel at an international law firm. In his earlier career prior to attending law school, Christopher supervised research related to wireless communications network security at Verizon and GTE Laboratories. He also developed Mobile IP cryptographic key distribution procedure used by Verizon Wireless in its 3G data service. His background also encompasses service in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force as a nuclear reactor operator. Christopher is an inventor of eight U.S. patents related to wireless security.

Bars and Courts
Massachusetts State Bar
US Patent and Trademark Office
Solicitor, England and Wales
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Suffolk University Law School
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Massachusetts Lowell


Speaking Engagements

Selected Practitioner's Observations on U.S. and International Patent Laws – Harvard Business School, January 7, 2016:

Post-Grant Patent Opposition in Europe and the U.S. – The Knowledge Group: September 17, 2015