Clients rely on Chris for all aspects of their pre-grant and post-grant proceedings. He provides both strategic portfolio advice during development, but also touts post-grant expertise by achieving confirmation of all claims in multiple distinct inter partes reviews. Eager to share his knowledge, Chris co-wrote the USPTO Post-Grant Trials Handbook and speaks on the patent practice regularly. Chris Douglas is a proven leader in Alston & Bird's pre-grant and post-grant patent practice areas. Chris is in the top 1 percent of all active post-grant practitioners nationwide and is consistently recognized one of the most successful practitioners before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Chris maintains a robust pre-grant patent preparation and prosecution practice managing patent portfolios to position them for monetization and downstream litigation. Chris is chosen by clients because of his experience in both pre-grant and post-grant proceedings. Chris was named as a "Leading IP Strategist" by IAM 300 in 2021, was recommended for both Post-Grant Proceedings (National) and Prosecution (North Carolina) by IAM 1000, and was recognized as a top 15 best performing attorney by Patexia. Chris has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2018 in Intellectual Property Litigation. Chris co-wrote the USPTO Post-Grant Trials Handbook and frequently speaks and publishes on patent post-grant proceedings, software patent eligibility, and patent drafting / prosecution strategies. Chris served as an armor officer in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.