• Purdue University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2011)
  • University of Michigan, J.D. (2014) cum Laude


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professional Experience

  • Parker Hannifin
    Engineering Intern, June 2010–August 2011
  • Murray Equipment
    Manufacturing Engineering Intern, June 2009–May 2010
  • Zimmer
    Manufacturing Engineering Intern, Summer 2008

Christopher Gerardot


Christopher Gerardot focuses his practice on drafting and prosecuting patents and managing US and foreign patent portfolios for both large and small clients. He strives to understand his clients’ business objectives to offer the best possible service.

Christopher has a strong background in mechanical engineering, and his patent prosecution experience spans many fields and technologies including advanced 3D printing, medical devices, footwear, textile manufacturing, automotive transmissions, construction equipment, power transmission equipment, and cosmetics. He also has patent litigation experience in district court and has represented several pro bono clients.


  • University of Michigan Law School: Dean’s Scholarship, 2011–2014
  • IPFW: Chancellor's Distinguished Scholarship, 2007–2011
  • John W. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
  • Indiana Engineers’ Week: Academic Achievement Award


Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2015
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2015


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