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Christian R. Drago



Member Ohio Bar; registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Practice/Technical Competence

Patent prosecution practice focusing on the electrical arts, with an emphasis on wireless networking, computer software, lighting, e-commerce, image processing, and document processing; patent validity and infringement assessments, including opinions related thereto; patentability searches; patent infringement litigation; counsel clients on legal concerns in operating a business including intellectual property related issues, business issues; patent licensing, research and development agreements, university-related technology transfer issues, and governmental research agreements.

Articles Written:

Is your software patent enforceable?


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, Treasurer (2018-2019); Director (2016-2017)


  • Ohio Northern University (B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1998)
  • The University of Toledo College of Law (J.D., 2001)

Community Involvement

  • Sagamore Hills Township Board of Appeals
  • Multiple Sclerosis charity CIPLA Cycling team, Co-Captain
  • Benedictine High School Italian Heritage Club Festa, Volunteer