Attorney Profile

Christopher Reaves


Chris is a Registered Patent Attorney and graduate of The George Washington University Law School, who joined the RKL team in 2014. He is also licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, and in the state courts and both federal districts of Virginia. While in law school, Chris worked on the staff of the AIPLA Quarterly Journal, and he was honored by the Virginia State Bar for his paper analyzing of the legal obligations of video streaming websites under modern copyright law. With a Bachelor’s of Science in Information and Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine, Chris works primarily in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of software and computer systems, but also has considerable experience in electronics and mechanical engineering applications, and has conducted legal analysis on a variety of intellectual property topics, including infringement analyses and IP transfers. Additionally, Chris has particular expertise in questions of patent subject matter eligibility, a still-developing issue of vital importance to the prosecution of computer-centric patent applications.