Chris Sponheimer


From my experience as a patent examiner, I have an insider’s perspective on the nuances of the patent process and find this knowledge useful in navigating the system more effectively for my clients.”

-Chris Sponheimer


Chris Sponheimer is a registered patent attorney with experience protecting the intellectual assets of innovators and entrepreneurs. Specializing in biomedical, electrical, and mechanical disciplines, Chris brings a strategic approach to navigating complex patent landscapes both in the U.S. and internationally. With a focus on maximizing patent protection and business value, he offers comprehensive legal solutions to safeguard your creativity with proactive legal expertise.

Previously, Chris worked for an international IP firm, a national law firm, and in-house for a manufacturer of injectable pharmaceutical containment and delivery systems. In addition, he was previously an adjunct professor at Colorado School of Mines and a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to his legal practice, Chris was an engineer at a medical device manufacturer specializing in gastrointestinal diagnostic equipment.

In his free time, Chris enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending time with his wife and kids.



Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, and Minor in Mathematics, Colorado State University, 2003.
M.E., Biomedical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2004.
Ph.D., Philosophy in Bioengineering, University of Denver, 2010.
J.D., Washington College of Law, 2016.


United States Patent & Trademark Office
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

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