Chris Galfano focuses his practice on patent and trademark litigation matters and patent prosecution, primarily in the biological and chemical sciences, and mechanical arts. Chris has also participated in and won multiple IPR proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, invalidating all challenged claims in patents related to cable systems and communication software.
Prior to joining Banner & Witcoff, he served in the United States Marine Corps as an F/A-18D Weapon Systems Officer and Forward Air Controller. He is a graduate of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, TOP GUN, and he flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan with the United States Air Force in the F-15E Strike Eagle.
He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property. While in law school, Chris served as a judicial extern for the Honorable William V. Gallo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
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Chicago, IL 60606-7407
B.S., United States Air Force Academy
J.D., Chicago - Kent College of Law
Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office