Christian Ruiz is Counsel at Devlin Law Firm LLC. He previously practiced patent litigation at Perkins Coie LLP in Phoenix and both patent litigation and patent prosecution at Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta. As a judicial law clerk at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), he assisted three administrative patent judges and the director of the USPTO in the adjudication of America Invents Act trials and ex parte appeals.
Christian has represented at least two Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes, complex litigation at the International Trade Commission. He also has experience in front of the PTAB and federal district courts.
Before attending law school, Christian served as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, reviewing patent applications for compliance with federal law and issuing office actions for applicants. Before his legal career, he worked as a field service engineer for a high-technology company that provides measuring and control devices for the industrial production of cables, hoses, and tubes. He also worked as a reactor operator for the MIT-Nuclear Reactor Laboratory.
Maintaining his commitment to pro bono, Christian has successfully represented asylum seekers in immigration court. In addition, he currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, a nonprofit legal service organization providing free legal and social services to adults and unaccompanied children in immigration custody in Arizona.
A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Christian holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science with a minor in Latin American Studies. He speaks Spanish fluently
- J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2016
- B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009
*Attorney is not barred in Delaware.
Areas of Practice
- Patent Litigation