Additional Experience Overviews for Christopher J. Cillié

Practice Areas



  • Connecticut, 2010
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2009


University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2010

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Masters of Business Administration, 1996

Union College, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 1992

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Christopher J. Cillié


Christopher Cillié concentrates his practice in patent application preparation, US and foreign patent  application prosecution, and trademark application preparation and  prosecution. His focus is in the mechanical arts and has considerable experience in microelectronics, particularly microlithography, as well as with aerospace technologies. Prior to his legal career, Chris worked for Intel as a lithographic process engineer, and for Sikorsky Aircraft as a configuration management engineer. He also spent more than four years on active duty with the U.S. Army as a Signal Officer. Chris has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Union College, where he was the recipient of an ROTC scholarship, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Colorado, and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was the recipient of the Donald R. Ballman ’98 Information Law Scholarship.

Experience Highlights

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2018 – present

Associate, Locke Lord LLP, 2013 – 2018

Contract Patent Attorney assigned to General Electric, Kelly Law Registry, 2010 – 2013

Aircraft Configuration Manager, Sikorsky Aircraft, 2006 – 2008

Lithographic Process Engineer, Intel Corporation, 2000 – 2006


Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Intellectual Property Owners   

The Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association

Connecticut Bar Association