Christopher M. Bruno - Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer - McDermott Will & Emery


Christopher M. Bruno focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation matters, primarily involving patents, trade secrets and related contract disputes. Chris’s patent caseload has included complex litigation involving pharmaceutical, immunology, medical device, agritech and computing systems technology.

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  • Represents an innovator pharmaceutical company against two generic manufacturers that launched a circadian rhythm medication
  • Represents a pharmaceutical company in a novel FDA regulatory proceeding involving a proposed rejection of a supplemental new drug application
  • Represents an innovator pharmaceutical company in preparing citizens petitions regarding generic manufacturer’s failure to demonstrate bioequivalence

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  • Patexia, Top 250 Hatch-Waxman Attorney, 2023
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2023
  • The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Washington, DC, 2024


  • Federal Circuit Bar Association, Member, Amicus, Patent Litigation, Rules, and Federal Circuit Bar Journal Committees, and Hatch-Waxman/BPCIA Subcommittee
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Member, Patent Litigation Committee
  • Crestwood Citizen’s Association, Member, 2023 Bylaws Committee


George Washington University School of Law, JD, with high honors, Order of the Coif, 2009
George Washington University, BA, Political Communications, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2006

District of Columbia
New York

Courts / Agencies
US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US Tax Court