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Drymalla, Christopher L.
Christopher L. Drymalla
Senior Counsel
P: +1.512.494.3621
F: +1.800.404.3970

Monica MacLeod


Chris Drymalla is Senior Counsel in Bracewell’s technology practice. Based in the Austin office, his practice focuses on patent prosecution and litigation with a particular focus on software, electrical and mechanical matters. Chris has experience with patent prosecution, portfolio analysis, patent-related opinion practice, and patent litigation support. He has prepared and prosecuted numerous applications relating to software, web-based applications, computer hardware, semiconductors, memory devices, display systems, test and measurement systems, switching systems, signal processing, turbo-machinery, oil and gas production systems, power distribution systems, radiopharmaceutical systems, medical implant devices, and medical imaging. Chris has experience in the preparation of patent landscape analyses, patentability analyses, as well as non-infringement and invalidity opinions. Chris is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to his legal career, Chris worked as a mechanical engineer in research and development with a focus on thermo-mechanical design, as well as an applications engineer providing support for the implementation of hardware and software systems at National Instruments Corporation.

Publications and Speeches

“Federal Circuit goes Enfish-ing for software patent eligibility,” IP Magazine, July/August 2016


J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 2006
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, Texas A&M University, 2000

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas


State Bar of Texas
Austin Intellectual Property Law Association