Staff Attorney

Chris McNeill

Focused on acquiring and enforcing intellectual property rights

A registered patent attorney, Chris McNeill focuses on acquiring and enforcing intellectual property rights in the areas of patent, trademark and copyright law. Chris enjoys working closely with clients and being on the cutting edge of emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence. In addition to securing patent and trademark protection, Chris provides advice to clients on patentability and infringement issues for new products under development.

Chris' Related Experience

A Tennessee Sheriff’s Department faces patent infringement lawsuit

Represented the Sheriff’s Department of a Tennessee county in a patent infringement lawsuit regarding an electronic system to scan postal mail and eliminate contraband from the system.

Medical device company manages licensing, contractual matters

Assist a medical device company with all of its intellectual property licensing, contractual matters and patent analysis for right to use and freedom to operate issues.


  • J.D., cum laude, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law Sch, 2017
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Brigham Young University, Computer Science, 2014
    • Recipient, Heritage Scholarship

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Chair-Elect, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Nashville Chapter

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