Christopher W. Quinn

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Christopher W. Quinn

Chris’s dedication to helping others is the foundation of Quinn IP Law’s culture, which promotes achieving excellence over accruing billable hours, allowing attorneys to forge deep and long-lasting alliances with clients – whether they are growth stage startups or household names. Following his experience in-house at Ford Motor Company and as a shareholder in an intellectual property boutique firm, Chris’s passion for his profession and desire to make a positive impact on his community led to the formation and growth of Quinn IP Law into a nationally renowned intellectual property service provider.

Having partnered with many prolific innovators and represented corporations on strict budgets, Chris appreciates the importance of strategically targeted, economical patent strategies and he offers alternative flat-fee arrangements to help clients adhere to budgetary demands. Understanding the pressures faced by in-house counsel inspired Chris to build a successful system which provides exceptional quality at reduced cost.

Christopher Quinn named among Top 1% of  Americas Most Honored Lawyers, 2022. The American Registry has cataloged the largest repository of professional ratings and awards. Chris’s numerous professional accolades have placed him at the top of the registry, an elite group.

He was always fascinated with technological discovery and knew early on that he was destined to make a career out of helping creators and innovators succeed. Tinkering in a physics lab as a student at the University of Michigan sparked his passion for innovation and has unfolded into his current project – a book on quantum physics. Intellectual Property Law provides the perfect outlet for his interests in technology, research, and writing, and his enthusiasm for working closely with some of the world’s most innovative minds.

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The president and cornerstone of the firm, Christopher Quinn cultivates long-lasting and close connections with clients. “Chris’s passion, strategic thinking and ability to deliver efficiently while maintaining the highest standards set him apart. He’s a top expert and deserves all the recognition he gets.

– IAM Patent 1000

Practice Areas

  • Patent Prosecution
    • Mechanical and Manufacturing
    • Electrical and Software
    • Chemical and Life Sciences
    • Design
  • Patent Enforcement
    • Litigation Collaboration and Support
    • Patent Office Proceedings
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Technical Design and Consulting
    • Opinions and Strategic Counsel
    • Product Design, Development & Analysis
  • Trademark Portfolio Management
  • IP Due Diligence
  • Legal Professional Services
  • Licensing & Joint Development
  • Startup and Early Stage Consulting

Education & Awards

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin
    • cum laude
  • B.S., University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering
    • with honors
  • ...
  • 2006 - 2020 selected to "Super Lawyers"
  • IAM Patent 1000 2016-2020 - World’s Leading Patent Professional
  • Recognized “Leading Patent Prosecutor” by Patent Research Review
  • Recognized "IP Stars" by Managing Intellectual Property
  • Voted by his peers as a DBusiness “Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit"
  • Best Lawyers in America – 2018 -2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers for 2021 - Top 1%

Teaching & Lecturing

  • Lecturer Aug 2019 - Present, University of Michigan
    • Teaching "ENTR530 Innovation and IP Strategy" which covers Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Tech Transfer, Due Diligence, Litigation and Licensing.

Admissions & Memberships

  • Michigan
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District Michigan
  • ...
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association

Community Service

His Native American heritage inspired Chris and his wife, Karen, to start a nonprofit organization focused on improving the lives and communities of Native Americans throughout the country.