Christopher G. Darrow

Christopher Darrow, President, practices in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, licensing, contracts involving technology and intellectual property, and litigation. 

 

Practice Summary

Mr. Darrow’s litigation background includes serving as a law clerk to Judge Paul D. Borman in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, practicing intellectual property law at a large international law firm, and litigating numerous cases dealing with a variety of intellectual property issues.

Mr. Darrow serves as a consultant to federal judges in patent infringement cases, including in the roles of special master and technical adviser.  Mr. Darrow co-authored with a federal judge in the Eastern District of Michigan a set of model case management orders for patent infringement cases.

In his role as a court appointed special master and technical adviser, Mr. Darrow typically assists judges in settlement conferences by acting as a facilitator or mediator.  He is also available to assist as a mediator chosen by the parties with patent law issues and understanding the technology at issue in the case.  Mr. Darrow has completed civil mediator training.

Mr. Darrow is responsible for procuring and managing a large portfolio of U.S. and foreign patents for several large corporations.   

 

Special Master/Technical AdvisEr

Mr. Darrow has served as a "special master," "technical adviser," and "mediator" to federal judges, including in the following cases.

  • Dura Global Techs., Inc. et al. v. Magna Donnelly Corp., Case No. 07-cv-10945 (E.D. Mich.)
  • Somanetics Corp. v. CAS Medical Sys., Inc., Case No. 09-cv-13110 (E.D. Mich.)
  • Dura Operating Corp. v. Magna Int'l, Inc. et al., Case No. 10-cv-11566 (E.D. Mich.)
  • Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC v. CAS Medical Sys., Inc., Case No. 11-cv-15697 (E.D. Mich.) (Cox, J.)
  • Recticel Interiors N.A., Inc. v. Automotive Components Holdings, LLC, Case No. 2:10-cv-14097 (E.D. Mich.) (Cox, J.)
  • Magna Mirrors of America, Inc. v. Dura Global Techs., Case No. 10-cv-12283 (E.D. Mich.) (Cohn, J.)
  • Genetic Technologies Ltd. v. Genesis Genetics Institute, LLC, Case No. 12-14080 (E.D. Mich.) (Cox, J.)
  • Design Basics, LLC v. Chelsea Lumber Co. et al., Case No. 11-cv-10854 (E.D. Mich.) (Goldsmith, J.)
  • Unilife Medical Solutions, Inc. v. Varilease Finance, Inc., Case No. 13-cv-14174 (E.D. Mich.) (Cox, J.)
  • Joao Control & Monitoring Systems, LLC v. Ford Motor Co., Case No. 13-cv-13615 (Goldsmith, J.)
  • Joao Control & Monitoring Systems, LLC v. Chrysler Group LLC, Case No. 13-cv-13957 (E.D. Mich.) (Goldsmith, J.)
  • Choon's Design Inc. v. LaRose Indus., LLC and Toys "R" US, Inc., Case No. 13-cv-13569 (E.D. Mich.) (Berg, J.)
  • Cinpres Gas Injection, Ltd. v. Volkswagen Group of Am., Inc., Case No. 12-cv-13000 (E.D. Mich.) (Friedman, J.)
  • Cequent Performance Products, Inc. v. Hopkins Mfg. Corp., Case No. 13-15293 (E.D. Mich.) (Leitman, J.)
  • Mahavisno v. Copendia Bioscience, Inc. et al., Case No. 13-cv-12207 (E.D. Mich.) (Cox, J.)
  • Signal IP, Inc. v. Ford Motor Company, Case No. 14-cv-13729 (E.D. Mich.) (Goldsmith, J.)
  • Signal IP, Inc. v. Fiat U.S.A. Inc., Case No. 14-cv-13864 (E.D. Mich.) (Goldsmith, J.)
  • Choon's Design Inc. v. Midwest Trading Group, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-13666 (E.D. Mich.) (Berg, J.)
  • Innovation Ventures, LLC v. Custom Nutrition Laboratories, LLC et al., Case No. 12-cv-13850 (E.D. Mich.) (Berg., J.)
  • Structural Plastics Corp. v. Sam Pievac Co., Case No. 15-cv-12330 (E.D. Mich.) (Cox, J.)
  • Young's Inc. v. Provide Creations, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-14898 (E.D. Mich.) (Berg, J.)
  • Mid-America Machining, Inc. v. Milacron Plastics Technologies Group LLC, Case No. 15-cv-12168 (E.D. Mich.) (Goldsmith, J.)
  • RI SPC v. Gallant Steel, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-12212 (E.D. Mich.) (Friedman, J.)
  • MW Universal, Inc. v. AMI Manchester, LLC, Case No. 13-cv-12719 (E.D. Mich.) (Friedman, J.)
  • MW Universal, Inc. v. Gallant Steel, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-15572 (E.D. Mich.) (Friedman, J.)
  • Cequent Performance Products, Inc. v. Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. et al., Case No. 13-cv-15293 (E.D. Mich.) (Goldsmith, J.)
  • Schmalz Inc. v. Better Vacuum Cups, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-10040 (E.D. Mich.) (Drain, J.)
  • RJ Control Consultants, Inc. v. Multiject, LLC, Case No. 2:16-cv-10728 (E.D. Mich.) (Cohn, J.)
  • Akbar v. Wayne County et al., Case No. 2:15-cv-11459 (E.D. Mich.) (Friedman, J.)
  • Fletcher-Terry Co. v. Alfa Automation U.S.A. Inc., Case No. 16-cv-14365 (E.D. Mich.) (Goldsmith, J.)
  • Reflection Code LLC v. Conair Corp., Case No. 16-cv-14269 (E.D. Mich.) (Friedman, J.)
  • Reflection Code LLC v. Electrolux Home Care Prods., Inc., Case No. 16-cv-12985 (Friedman, J.)
  • Reflection Code LLC v. Farouk Sys. Inc., Case No. 16-cv-12993 (E.D. Mich.) (Friedman, J.)
  • Reflection Code LLC v. Cabeau Inc., Case No. 17-cv-10033 (E.D. Mich.) (Friedman, J.)
  • Reflection Code LLC v. The Wendy's Co., Case No. 17-cv-10056 (E.D. Mich.) (Friedman, J.)
  • Reflection Code LLC v. Actiontec Elecs., Inc., Case No. 17-cv-10059 (E.D. Mich.) (Friedman, J.)
  • Reflection Code LLC v. DJI Tech. Inc., Case No. 17-cv-10067 (E.D. Mich.) (Friedman, J.)
  • Reflection Code LLC v. Bissell, Inc., 17-cv-11194 (E.D. Mich.) (Friedman, J.)
  • Bridgestone Americas, Inc. v. IBM Corp., 13-cv-1196 (M.D. Tenn.) (Friedman, J.)

Professional Activities

  • Founder of the Patent Procurement Clinic at Wayne State University Law School
  • Board of Directors, Wayne State University Law School Alumni Association
  • Co-Chair IP Committee, Federal Bar Ass'n, E.D. Mich. Chapter
  • Barrister, Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • Local Rules Advisory Committee (eDiscovery), U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Education

  • LL.M., Intellectual Property Law, The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., 2004.
  • J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School, 2000.
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1997.

Honors/distinctions

  • The Wayne Law Review 1998-2000.
  • Dean's Scholar Award for Academic Achievement.
  • Bronze Key Certificate Award for Academic Achievement.
  • Named a Michigan "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine (2008-2012).
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine (2013-present).
  • Designated a "Top Lawyer" by dBusiness Magazine.
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America
  • Presidential Award of Merit, Wayne State University Law Alumni Association, 2012.

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Michigan 2004
  • State of Texas (Inactive) 2000
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2001
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, and Federal Circuits
  • Numerous United States District Courts

Prior Industry Employment

  • President, Darrow Mustafa PC, 2015 to present

  • Partner, Intellectual Property, Young Basile P.C., 2004-2015.

  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Paul D. Borman, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2002-2003.

  • Attorney, Intellectual Property Group, Sidley Austin LLP, 2000-2002.

Publications

Mr. Darrow has written journal articles and has given numerous speeches on intellectual property issues, including:

  • Christopher G. Darrow, Recent Developments in Patent Law, 10 Tex. Intell. Prop. L.J. 379 (2002).
  • Christopher G. Darrow and Michael O. Sutton, Recent Developments in Patent Law, 9 Tex. Intell. Prop. L.J. 429 (2001).

Christopher G. Darrow

410 N. Center Street, Suite 200
Northville, Michigan 48167
248-864-5961 P
248-864-5960 F

darrow@darrowmustafa.com 

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