Christian  R.  Drago


Christian focuses his practice on patent prosecution involving the electrical arts, with an emphasis in semiconductor manufacturing, wireless networking, computer software, lighting, e-commerce, image processing, loyalty reward processing, and document processing. Christian is experienced in conducting patentability research and patent infringement litigation and regularly advises clients on patent validity and infringement assessments including opinions related thereto.

Christian also advises clients on business operation matters associated with intellectual property including patent licensing, research and development agreements, university-related technology transfer issues, as well as governmental research agreements.


  • University of Toledo College of Law  (J.D., 2001)
  • Ohio Northern University  (B.S., 1998)
    • Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Ohio State Bar Association

  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association

    • Past President (Present)

    • President (2022-2023)

    • President-Elect (2021-2022)

    • Vice President (2020-2021)

    • Treasurer (2018-2020)

    • Director (2016-2017)

  • Sagamore Hills Township Board of Zoning Appeals

    • Chair (Present)