Christopher Carroll | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Christopher Carroll

Partner, Boston, London

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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
  • Ireland
  • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US District Court for the District of Massachusetts


  • JD, Suffolk University Law School
  • MS, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • BS, University of Massachusetts Lowell


  • English


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


  • Co-author, European Patent Practice for U.S. Attorneys, (Bloomberg BNA 2015)

  • Co-author, "Exploring the Differences Between Post-Grant Proceedings in the U.S. and the EU," Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (March 20, 2015)

  • Co-author, "UPC recap: have you been paying attention?," Intellectual Property Magazine (February 2015)

  • Co-author, "How The EU Patent Court Will Protect Against Patent Trolls," Law360 (March 11, 2013)

  • Contributor, Patent Law & Practice, 7th Edition (Bloomberg BNA 2011). Patent Law & Practice is a frequently cited treatise originally prepared as a monograph for federal judges under the auspices of the Federal Judicial Center.