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Last updated: 9/6/2017
Mr. Chris Kalafut
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Bell & Manning, LLC
Of Counsel
2801 W. Beltline Hwy
Suite 210
Madison
Wisconsin
53713  United States
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608 712-7774 (Phone)
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  Chris's practice focuses on U.S. and international patent prosecution, patent-related counseling, and strategy development. His technical emphasis is in electrical and mechanical engineering and software.

EXPERIENCE

Chris has been practicing patent law since 2006. Prior to joining Bell & Manning, LLC in 2016, Chris was a partner at the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP.

Client Base:
Major U.S. research universities and small and mid-sized privately held technology companies.

Example Technologies:
Chris has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the areas of software, medical devices, circuits, control and monitoring systems, electromechanical devices, wireless communications, fuel cell electronics, and digital watermarking.

Chris also has extensive experience in the following areas:

Representing both petitioners and patent owners in inter partes review (IPR) and post grant review (PGR) proceedings before the USPTO.
Preparing reexamination requests before the USPTO.
Preparing and prosecuting reissue applications.
Preparing freedom-to-operate analyses, invalidity opinions, infringement opinions, and non-infringement opinions.
Conducting prior art searching to analyze patentability of inventions, identify invalidating art, and locate patent claims relevant to a freedom-to-operate analysis.
Providing patent litigation support, including preparation of claim charts, strategy recommendations, and legal briefs.

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2006
Magna Cum Laude
Order of the Coif
Moot Court

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Electrical Engineering, B.S., 2003
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
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