Chip is a partner in, and past Chair of, the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group.
Chip's practice focuses on the representation of individuals, universities, and national and international companies in commercial transactions and counseling involving technology. Chip has significant experience with intellectual property licensing, outsourcing and related service agreements, web services and "cloud computing," software (including open-source software), computer hardware sale and acquisition, technology research and development, and technology joint ventures and strategic alliances. Chip also counsels clients on Internet and e-commerce issues (such as social media, regulation of online content, electronic agreements and signatures, and data privacy and security), on general intellectual property issues (such as copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets), and on related corporate and commercial law. Chip regularly counsels clients in the software, professional services, Internet, broadcasting and media, telecom, health care, life sciences, automotive, wireless, entertainment, manufacturing, and financial services fields.
Chip is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law where he has taught various Intellectual Property, Information Technology, and Internet Law courses since 1996. He is also a frequent writer and speaker on the law relating to Intellectual Property, Information Technology (including open source software issues), Internet and E-Commerce, and Data Privacy and Security and has given presentations at conferences throughout the U.S. and India.
Chip is a former computer programmer and has an undergraduate degree in Information Systems.