Christopher D. Bayne

Christopher D. Bayne is a patent attorney having extensive experience with patent preparation and prosecution for both domestic and international clients. His practice includes, for example, drafting and filing patent applications, patent prosecution and appeals before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, reexamination practice, reissue practice, inter partes and post-grant review, third-party submissions, and providing legal opinions.

Chris’s technical background is especially well suited to chemical and mechanical technology areas such as, for example, light-emitting devices, pharmaceuticals, material technologies (e.g., polymers, nanomaterials, light-emitting materials, mineral compositions, glass products, metal products (metallurgy)), energy technologies (e.g., battery, fuel cell, petroleum additives, nuclear technologies), industrial chemical processes, additive manufacturing (e.g., 3D-printing), lubricant compositions, petrochemicals, cosmetics, pigments, toners, medical devices, semi-conductors, imaging devices, reactor technologies, and fluid flow and heat transfer technologies.

Chris has a long track record of successfully and efficiently prosecuting cross-disciplinary patent applications. He particularly enjoys working directly with inventors during the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Prior to joining Element IP in 2020, Chris was a senior associate at the Oblon firm in Alexandria, Virginia. Before his time at Oblon, he was a litigator in the State of Hawaii where his practice focused on complex civil litigation before federal, state, and agency courts.



  • J.D., University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Law Review
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemistry
  • B.S., California State University (Fullerton), Chemistry


  • Virginia
  • Hawaii
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii