Christopher Lutz has over 20 years of experience practicing in patent law. Prior to founding Armis IP Law, Chris worked for several years at two large Boston area intellectual property law firms and a medium sized boutique law firm where he practiced patent drafting and prosecution with a particular focus in the areas of computers systems, software, electronics, mechanical devices and systems, and telecommunications. Other areas of expertise include infringement and validity opinions and due diligence/freedom to operate studies. He also has experience in trademarks and software licensing such as open source and integration agreements.
Prior to entering patent law, Chris worked as a Senior Software Engineer for GTE Corporation in Needham, Massachusetts where he honed his knowledge and skills in software development and data communications engineering and networking including C, C++ and Assembler. While at GTE, he developed network communication security systems to provide public key encryption and digital signaturing services for digital multimedia data and voice networks. In addition, Chris was responsible for the design, development and implementation of client/server systems, including routers, Internet protocols and cryptography hardware. Other Engineering experience includes Digital Equipment Corporation and Johnson & Johnson, Inc. He is fluent in numerous electrical, electro-mechanical, mechanical, medical device, instrumentation and physics-based technologies as well.
Chris Lutz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, with a concentration in Electrical Engineering, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and a Juris Doctorate degree from New England School of Law. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Christopher Lutz is also a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and admitted to the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.