Christopher M. Cauble (Chris)
Principal / Dallas Metro Office
Chris helps his clients capture their marketplace by identifying their competitive advantages and safeguarding them with patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property assets. His efforts lead to ongoing protection for research investments and marketplace identity.
Chris focuses primarily on patent law, including patent preparation, prosecution and related patent agreements. He holds considerable experience in patent eligibility issues, in particular, which he discusses in an interview with MedTech Insight, featured below.
Chris drafts and prosecutes patent applications involving a wide range of complex technologies, including medical devices, energy production equipment, and food and beverage packaging equipment. Chris has extensive experience working with medical device manufacturers to develop devices that aid in the treatment of chronic diseases. Chris also works with upstream oil and gas equipment manufacturers in developing downhole oil and gas tools for subsea well drilling and completions, riser support devices for offshore rigs, and pump technologies for both downhole and surface applications. In addition, Chris offers experience in renewable energy, consumer products, semiconductors, and computer-related equipment.
Clients value Chris for his responsiveness, strategic planning skills, and his commitment to identifying and resolving issues before they become real problems.
- Preparation and prosecution of patent applications relating to semiconductor manufacturing processes and equipment
- Preparation and prosecution of patent applications relating to gearing and control systems for wind turbines
- Preparation and prosecution of patent applications relating to casing while drilling technologies
- Preparation and prosecution of patent applications relating to negative-pressure therapy dressings and devices
- Prosecution of patent applications relating to retail beverage containers
- Prosecution of trademarks for branding of retail products in the food and consumer products industries
- Negotiation and preparation of licensing agreements for intellectual property assets of a non-profit agency
In the News
- Chris Cauble talks to Medtech Insight about Pro-Software Patent Trends
- Chris Cauble Talks about Patentable Subject Matter in SoundCloud Interview
- Harness Dickey Launches Dallas Office Led by New Principal Gerald Welch, March 12, 2015
- Chris Cauble Covers IP Evaluation Basics in Licensing Journal Article
- Wheelock & Cauble Co-Author Article about Technology Policies to Protect Your Company
- Chris Cauble shares “Guide to Intellectual Property” for Private Equity Investors
- Attorneys Wheelock & Cauble Share Employee Agreement Basics with Dallas Business Journal
- "Nested Functional Language: Intended Use Or Limitation?,"Law360, May 7, 2013
Prior to practicing law, Chris worked as an engineer in the design and construction of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems for office complexes and retail spaces. His time spent as an engineer helped him to better understand what motivates client decisions.
Awards & Distinctions
- SMU Science and Technology Law Review, Staff Editor
- State Bar College of Law, 2012
- Dallas Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2008
B.A., Religious Studies, cum laude, Southern Methodist University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 2002
B.S., Mathematics, magna cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 2002
Bar & Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office