Chris Drymalla is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice.

Chris focuses his practice on providing clients with comprehensive IP strategies to develop, manage and protect IP assets, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret rights. He has extensive expertise in strategic assessment and development of IP portfolios in the U.S. and abroad, as well as in asserting and defending IP rights in the U.S. court system and in post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Chris’ practice leverages his experience as an engineer and across the entire IP life cycle to help clients effectively and efficiently identify and accomplish their IP goals.

Professional Highlights

  • “Got the Memo?” IP Magazine, February 2017.
  • “The Mayo/Alice Framework Holds Strong,” IP Magazine, October 2016.
  • “Federal Circuit Goes Enfish-ing for Software Patent Eligibility,” IP Magazine, July/August 2016.

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  • “The Latest USPTO Proposed Rule Changes,” IP Magazine, November 2015.


  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 2006

    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2000
    magna cum laude


  • Texas


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas