Christopher J. Palermo

Christopher J. Palermo, Partner

(408) 414-1202

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Mr. Palermo concentrates his practice on patent risk analysis, trademark, licensing and technology development matters. He is a Silicon Valley native and has worked in the IP field since 1988, primarily advising companies in the fields of networking, telecommunications, object-oriented software, and the World Wide Web. Sub-specialties include medical devices, speech recognition, voicemail, e-commerce, cryptography, and digital imaging.






Professional Background


2000–Present Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP
1997–1999 Private practice—Silicon Valley law firms
1995–1997 Associate General Counsel, NeXT Software, Inc.
1989–1997 Private practice—Law firms in Washington, DC; Pasadena, California; Palo Alto, California


Educational Background


1989, J.D. University of California, Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco, California)
1986, B.A. Communication Arts, Computer Science
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California


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Awards and Honors

Northern California Super Lawyer—2006, 2008, 2010