Chris Higgins is the co-leader of the 3D Printing group at Orrick and is an experienced patent litigator. Chris represents clients in federal court actions, in ITC investigations, and in proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His specialties extend beyond 3D printing and 3D scanning to include technologies such as graphics processing, semiconductors, medical devices, and data encryption.
Chris has developed a global reputation as an authoritative source on legal issues in 3D
printing, and has been a featured speaker at 3D
printing events around the world. His 3D printing practice includes advising
startups and established 3D printing companies on all aspects of intellectual property law, cybersecurity, and technology transactions. Chris helps 3D printing clients
grow their businesses and capitalize on market opportunities.
Chris' patent litigation and IPR practice also covers a wide range of other
technologies including graphics processing, digital image processing and
printing, semiconductor devices and semiconductor manufacturing, data
encryption, high-definition television, digital content recognition, and medical
devices. Chris has also assisted clients with licensing and patent prosecution related to digital imaging, wireless
technology, mobile communication devices, encryption, high-definition television
and medical devices.
Prior to law school, Chris worked in the patent department of a medical
device company and as an engineer designing electronic components for missiles,
projectiles, and bombs.