CHRISTINE ORICH

COUNSEL

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Phone: 408-214-9684

Christine is a registered US patent attorney who offers unique perspectives informed by a mix of law firm, in-house, and non-legal corporate experience spanning more than two decades working at the intersection of intellectual property law and technology.

Christine has consistently earned top reviews from her clients for the quality of her work preparing and prosecuting patent applications, conducting invention harvesting sessions and disclosure meetings, and providing strategic advice on a wide range of intellectual property issues.

Christine leverages her Systems Engineering, Math, and Computer Science background to serve clients in technical areas including artificial intelligence (AI), decision science, supervised and unsupervised machine learning, reinforcement learning, neural networks, natural language processing, speech technology, computer vision, augmented reality, network security, social networks, and distributed database technology.

Christine’s patent practice also includes years of experience in the electromechanical arts, including robotics, medical devices, electronic control systems, electro-hydraulics, and consumer products, serving clients in the healthcare and automotive industries.

Prior to practicing law, Christine worked as a systems analyst and software developer for an international pharmaceutical company. She helped lead successful software projects from requirements generation through testing and implementation, utilizing enterprise database technologies, software development tools and design methodologies.

Christine regularly lends her time and expertise to local and national policy teams. She also volunteers as a mentor to start-ups in the impact tech sector, students of the Lincoln Law School of San Jose, and students from traditionally underrepresented groups who want to pursue careers in high tech.

In her free time, Christine enjoys hiking and live music, spending time with her family, including exploring Bay Area craft breweries and wineries with her husband, and studying ancient texts.

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America(r), Patent Law and Technology Law, 2011-2015 (went in-house in 2015)

Bar Admissions/Registrations:

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • California
  • Indiana

Law School:

  • cum laude, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University – Bloomington, 1998

Undergraduate Education:

  • Dean’s List, B.S., Systems Science Engineering (with Computer Science and Mathematics); McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 1990

Supplemental Education:

  • Technology Entrepreneurship, Machine Learning, Probabilistic Statistical Models, and Convolutional Neural Networks (all through Coursera/Stanford University Online)