Christopher L. Bernard

Mr. Bernard has been practicing law for more than 20 years in various fields, including intellectual property law (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition), business law, complex litigation, and appellate work. 

Mr. Bernard focuses his practice on emerging electrical, software, and mechanical technologies and represents a number of Fortune 500 companies, venture-funded start-ups, educational institutions, and entrepreneurial individuals in a variety of fields, including: industrial manufacturing, aviation, aerospace and defense electronics; automotive and autonomous technologies; electrical power systems; nuclear power and physics; computer and data networking; optics and optical networking; wireless and Ethernet technologies; data and network security and data analytics; semiconductors and silicon photonics; nanotechnology and precision metrology; high performance materials; metallurgy and mining; medical and surgical devices and orthopedic implants; advanced medical imaging; electronic medical records and bioinformatics; software and mobile applications; financial services; and construction and consumer products. 


B.S.E. Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
J.D., Northwestern University
M.S. Aeronautical Management Technology, Arizona State University 


NC, MI and before the USPTO 

Other Pursuits

Mr. Bernard is the owner of Triple Threat Fencing Academy in Charlotte, NC. He trains mixed martial arts and is active in thoroughbred horse racing and other equine activities. 

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