Chris Johnson’s practice focuses on electronics, hardware and software, and the integration of hardware and software in applications such as wireless communications devices and networks , autonomous vehicles, display technologies, and others.
Chris has worked as in-house counsel for General Electric, Universal Instruments and Technicolor (Thompson). She has nine years of experience at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner in the displays, power supplies, circuits, computer architecture and financial business method areas. At the USPTO, she also served a detail at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Chris’s engineering experience includes ten years at General Electric, reaching Sr. Systems Engineer. At GE, Chris’s work included hardware/software test and integration for complex military electronics systems. Her technical background includes phased array radar, RF communication systems, radar/sonar simulators, and airborne electronic navigation systems. Chris has also taught courses in basic electronics, principles of RF communication and computer architecture.
Chris is a veteran of the US Air Force and a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She has published in one of the oldest IP law journals in the country, the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.