Christopher J. Voci
Position: Associate Attorney
City Center Square, 1100 5th Street, Suite 205
Coralville, IA 52241
(319) 887-1368 direct
(319) 887-1372 fax
Based in Denton, Texas, Mr. Voci's practice centers on helping companies with their patent, trademark, copyright and software issues in Iowa and North Texas. As part of this, Mr. Voci prepares software license agreements, trademark, copyright and patent license agreements, national and international distribution agreements, prepares and prosecutes trademarks in the U.S. and internationally prepares and prosecutes patents in many technologies in the U.S. and internationally. He also provides litigation support for cases involving software and intellectual property matters, typically defending clients against claims of trademark, copyright or patent infringement. Mr. Voci counsels clients on proper response to security breaches and other privacy breaches. Prior to joining Simmons Perrine, Mr. Voci was an associate at Dobrusin & Thennisch in Pontiac, Michigan.
U.S. Patent Prosecution. Mr. Voci represents clients in front of the US Patent & Trademark Office in all aspects of patent practice, with an emphasis on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. Mr. Voci has a wide range of technological expertise including chemical and mechanical technologies.
Foreign Patent Prosecution. Mr. Voci has significant experience in counseling clients on how to select where to file foreign patent applications including utilizing effective strategies for maximizing coverage while minimizing cost.
Intellectual Property Strategy. Mr. Voci counsels clients in methods of using intellectual property assets to both defend against competitors on the one hand and to use against competitors on the other hand. Defending against competitors with intellectual property may include pre-emptive patenting or publication or design around activities. Using intellectual property against competitors may include analyzing current and future trends in the marketplace as well as the competitors’ patenting activities to understand the direction where the competitor is moving toward. Further, trademarks, copyrights, software licenses, employment agreements and non-compete agreements also offer methods to give the client an edge in the market place.
- Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH, JD, 1999
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, BS with high honors, 1995
Admissions and Certifications
- State of Iowa, 2007
- State of Michigan, 2003
- State of New York, 2000
- US Patent & Trademark Office, 1999
- Iowa State Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
Friends of Hickory Hill Park
- Board of Directors, Chair
Iowa City Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce’s Community Leadership Program
- Class of 2008-2009