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About Chris

Chris Shield focuses on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on patent and trademark disputes regarding ecommerce and website technology, oil field services and chemical processes. He has handled a wide range of patent and trademark matters across the United States, including such patent hot spots as the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Central and Northern Districts of California and appeals to the Federal Circuit.

He also counsels clients in various aspects of intellectual property law, including copyrights, infringement studies and opinions, licensing, patent litigation, intellectual property acquisition, trademark litigation, trade secret litigation, privacy issues and antitrust litigation. His clients come from a diverse range of industries including internet technology, website design, search technology, online retailing, online gaming, email services, oil and gas exploration, chemical refining, oilfield tools and services, telecommunications, financial services, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Chris holds a professional engineering license in Texas and a mechanical engineering license in California. Prior to attending law school, Chris worked as an engineering consultant, professional engineer and project manager on a variety of projects related to healthcare and complex research facilities.


Publications and Speeches

“Test for Enhanced Damages,” IP Magazine, July/August 2016.

"How Will Patent Litigation Look in Five Years?" Global Legal and IP Conference, Dubai, UAE, 2016.

“Senate Bill 1187 to Curb Patent Trolls is SUPERFLUOUS” Texas Lawyer, May 4, 2015.



University of Houston Law Center,
with honors
Kansas State University,
B.S., Architectural Engineering

Bar Admissions



Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
Secretary, 2011 - 2012; Board Member, 2008 - 2009
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
Texas Bar Foundation
Buffalo Bayou ArtPark
Board Member, 2003 - 2011; President, 2005 - 2011





Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Stars, 2013 - 2014, 2009 - 2010
University of Houston Law Center
Houston Journal of International Law
University of Houston Law Center
Distinguished Service Award, 2004