Chris Gaspar is a partner in the New York office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Group, with a focus on intellectual property.
Primary Focus & Experience
Mr. Gaspar’s intellectual property litigation and counseling practice includes a broad range of technologies and products in fields such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, computer/electrical, communication networks and infrastructure, financial services, market data, and medical devices. He has considerable experience in every substantial aspect of US district court, appellate court, International Trade Commission, and state court practice in intellectual property litigation, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and trade secrets. He has served as lead counsel to some of the world’s largest companies in their highest-stakes matters.
Mr. Gaspar also guides clients on a wide array of intellectual property issues arising in M&A, financing, and financial restructuring transactions. He has also obtained patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and counsels on the protection of trade secrets in various industries.
Mr. Gaspar is an active member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. Before law school, Mr. Gaspar was an engineer for Boeing Commercial Airplanes designing flight-control and autopilot computer systems for the 777.
Recognition & Accomplishments
Mr. Gaspar has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of the leading lawyers in America for intellectual property. He has been ranked each year as a “Patent Star” in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Star rankings and has repeatedly been ranked in the Silver Band as a leading practitioner by IAM1000. Mr. Gaspar is also recognized by Legal 500 in the area of Patent Litigation.
Mr. Gaspar is a frequent lecturer on IP and patent law, including invited speeches for the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the US Patent and Trademark Office, and others. His articles have been published in the American Intellectual Property Law Quarterly Journal, New York Law Journal, Intellectual Property Today, and elsewhere.
- University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with high distinction
- Iowa State University, B.S., Aerospace Engineering
- New York
- US Supreme Court
- US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- US District Court for the Southern District of New York
- US District Court for the District of Colorado
- US District Court for the Western District of Missouri
- US Patent and Trademark Office