Christopher D. Bayne is a patent attorney in Oblon’s Chemical Patent Prosecution group.  He focuses on patent preparation and prosecution for domestic and international clients in various technology areas, including:

  • organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and other emission/detection devices
  • material technologies (polymers, glasses, metals, semiconductors, nanomaterials)
  • 3-D printing and additive manufacturing (both laser-based and polymer-based)
  • battery technologies
  • pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
  • chemical products (fine chemicals, petrochemicals, agrochemicals)
  • chemical processes (large and small scale)
  • energy generation technologies (battery, fuel cell, gas/steam turbine, nuclear)
  • medical devices
  • petroleum technologies
  • toners
  • cosmetics
  • pigments

Prior to joining Oblon in 2011, Mr. Bayne was a litigator in the State of Hawaii. His practice focused on complex civil litigation before federal, state and agency courts.  During law school, he was a member of the University of Hawaii Law Review.

Before attending law school, Mr. Bayne worked as a synthetic-organic (medicinal) chemist in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. His industrial research involved the total synthesis and lead optimization of small-molecule therapeutics, including central nervous system therapeutics in the treatment of pain, therapeutics in the treatment of atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases, and bio-defense agents. He is a co-inventor of six issued patents relating to his industrial work.

Prior to working as an industrial chemist, Mr. Bayne completed his master’s studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There his research focused in the area of supramolecular chemistry, including the design and synthesis of self-complementary molecules capable of self-assembling into three-dimensional structures. He is also the co-author of several academic publications involving synthetic-organic methodology.

Mr. Bayne served in the United States Navy as a propulsion plant operator aboard an Ohio-class submarine.


  • William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (J.D.)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S.)
    • Organic Chemistry
  • California State University, Fullerton (B.S.)
    • Chemistry


  • Hawaii
  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia