Chris Tuinenga, Ph.D. is an associate in the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution practice group, focusing on patent preparation and prosecution for domestic and international clients in a wide range of technical areas, such as active pharmaceutical ingredients, formulations, semiconductors, light-emitting diode (LED), organic light-emitting diode (OLED), polymer chemistry, bioengineering and many others. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was working in pharmaceutical litigation.
Chris earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Kansas State University where he studied the optical and electronic properties of doped nanocrystals. He held postdoctoral research positions at the U.S. Army Research Labs in Maryland and at the University of Notre Dame studying light emitting materials. Prior to entering law school, Chris was an adjunct chemistry professor at several colleges in the Chicago area.
CALI Award – Patent Office Practice
DAAD RISE Professional Research Fellowship