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Chapman and Cutler Welcomes New Partner Christopher Buchko, Ph.D.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Chicago, IL -- Christopher J. Buchko has joined Chapman and Cutler LLP as a partner working on intellectual property and patent matters in the Corporate Securities practice group.

Mr. Buchko joins the firm from McAndrews, Held & Malloy LTD where he also worked on intellectual property issues. He will be working with the Intellectual Property team in Chapman and Cutler’s Chicago and San Francisco offices, effective August 2.

Bob Schneider, a partner in the Corporate Securities and Intellectual Property practice groups, said, “the firm's practice in intellectual property has been growing in both volume and scope, and this is a very exciting time for us. We are thrilled to have Chris onboard. He strengthens our already successful IP practice, and his particular experience in medical technology and life sciences is another example of our expanding commitment to our clients.”

Mr. Buchko holds a PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of Michigan and a BS in physics from Stanford University. He brings a background in both law and industry to the firm, and has worked on all aspects of patent litigation, interference, and reexamination proceedings. He is also named as inventor on several patents from his previous work in R&D engineering.

“I am excited to join Chapman and Cutler's Intellectual Property group, and to add my specific experience in life sciences to an already successful IP practice. I look forward to a continued relationship with my existing clients and to growing my practice as part of such a prestigious firm,” said Chris.

Chapman and Cutler is pleased to welcome this additional experience in intellectual property to its IP practice.

About Chapman and Cutler

Chapman and Cutler LLP is a national law firm with a practice that is focused on financial services transactions and clients. Founded in 1913, the firm has more than 200 attorneys with offices in Chicago, New York, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. For more information, please visit

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