Christopher (Chris) J. Coulson

Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation

Bio

Chris Coulson represents technology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and other companies in a wide range of intellectual property and commercial litigation matters. He has extensive experience handling cases in federal courts and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Coulson served as a trial attorney at the Department of Justice and as an associate at other major law firms.

Mr. Coulson dedicates a portion of his practice to pro bono matters. Mr. Coulson recently first-chaired a Section 1983 civil rights trial in the Southern District of New York. Earlier in his career, he argued and won the reversal of a criminal conviction on constitutional grounds before the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2007 (magna cum laude)
  • M.B.A., University of Houston Clear Lake, 1999
  • B.A., Cornell University, 1993

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Christopher (Chris) J. Coulson

Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation
chris.coulson@skadden.com