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Chris Dugger

Sr. Associate

Professional Experience
Chris Dugger is an intellectual property lawyer with extensive experience managing large trademark portfolios and patent litigation. He has handled the national and international trademark prosecution of many multinational companies, including major VoIP providers, television manufacturers, and custom automotive brands. Mr. Dugger's trademark practice includes the prosecution of US trademark applications, representing applicants before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, coordinating trademark applications across multiple countries, and oppositions against infringing foreign applications. 

Mr. Dugger’s patent prosecution experience includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications for exercise devices, televisions, home beauty products, medical devices, computer software and hardware, industrial fabrication processes, and home furnishings. He has defended patent litigation cases through all stages of litigation, including against assertions of patent infringement raised by non-practicing entities.

In addition to trademarks and patents, Mr. Dugger’s practice also encompasses copyrights, trade secret procedures including non-disclosure agreements, and commercial litigation.

Mr. Dugger graduated from Pepperdine University’s School of Law with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology Law. At Pepperdine he was the President of the Intellectual Property Law Society and became a registered patent agent. Mr. Dugger attended Vanderbilt University on a National Merit Scholarship and Dean’s Merit Scholarship, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering.

Mr. Dugger is a registered patent lawyer with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is admitted to practice in the state of California, the Central District of California, the Southern District of California, the Southern District of New York and the District of Colorado. Mr. Dugger joined the firm in 2007 and became a senior associate in 2011.

Areas of Practice
Mr. Dugger works in all areas of intellectual property including: patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, internet-related law and unfair competition. 

Bar Admissions
California, 2005
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2005
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2004

Pepperdine University School of Law, 2005
J.D., Juris Doctor

Vanderbilt University, 2001
B.E., Bachelor of Engineering

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