Christopher Kaiser

Christopher Kaiser, Honors Scholar, Class of 2005

Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2005

Christopher Kaiser serves as an Administrative Patent Judge on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Before his appointment, Judge Kaiser was a partner in the intellectual property practice at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.  In 2009-2010, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul R. Michel, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  In 2007-2008, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable George W. Miller of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

In 2005, he received his J.D. with high honors from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and the Moot Court Honor Society and was elected to the Order of the Coif.  While at Chicago-Kent, Mr. Kaiser served as an extern to the Honorable Blanche M. Manning of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  He was also a summer associate with Kirkland & Ellis LLP.  His Honors Scholars seminar paper was accepted for publication in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, University of Georgia Law School, in 2006.

Before attending law school, Judge Kaiser graduated with high honors from the Colorado School of Mines in 1996 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He worked as a process engineer in the petroleum industry, helping to design and build the world's deepest offshore oil production platform as well as several projects in the Alaskan arctic.


2005 Honors Scholars Seminar Paper

Patent Drafter Estoppel: Why Didn’t Sage Products Create a New Foreseeability Limitation on the Application of the Doctrine of Equivalents?