Practice Areas

Patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and related intellectual property counseling


Chris Dugger focuses on helping businesses protect their intangible assets through his expertise in intellectual property and privacy law. He helps clients protect their intellectual property by obtaining patent, trademark, and copyright protection for the technologies, software, domains, and brands critical to his client’s businesses. He also provides advice regarding US privacy laws and IP-related business counsel.

His experience includes litigation, patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, licensing, technology transactions, and adversarial proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Notable cases include disputes involving television trademarks, dental implant trademarks and patents, microchip fabrication patents, and internet protocol patents.

Chris earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University, which he attended on an academic scholarship and National Merit scholarship. His law degree is from Pepperdine University, where he was president of the Intellectual Property Society. Most recently, Chris became a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) in 2023.

Admitted to the Bar

United States Court for the Central District of California
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Vanderbilt University, B.E. Civil Engineering, 2001
Pepperdine University, J.D., 2005