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Chris is Vice Chair of the Litigation Department and a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. She is a trial lawyer who focuses primarily on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, false advertising and non-compete disputes. Her practice covers a variety of technologies across industries regionally and nationwide. Chris has handled numerous Markman proceedings, and she has tried to verdict or judgment cases involving copyright, patent and trade secret issues. She also has extensive experience litigating complex commercial matters involving shareholder issues in closely held companies, contract disputes and construction matters.

In addition to her litigation practice, Chris provides strategic counsel to businesses and individuals on issues involving intellectual property and proprietary business information, including assistance in responding to cease and desist and demand letters and guidance concerning trademark and copyright portfolio management and enforcement.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a manufacturer of medical devices accused of patent infringement, copyright infringement, and trade secret misappropriation. Successfully disposed of the copyright claims pre-trial and prevailed on the patent infringement claims mid-trial.  The remaining trade secret claims were tried to a jury, resulting in a favorable outcome.

 

  • Represented a manufacturer of exercise equipment accused of utility and design patent infringement, copyright infringement and alter ego liability. The matter settled after jury empanelment.

 

  • Represented a manufacturer of consumer products in a patent infringement case. The case resolved after a favorable Markman decision issued.

 

  • Represented a designer and manufacturer of jewelry accused of patent infringement. The case settled favorably to the client after the Markman construction issued.

 

  • Represented heirs in a copyright dispute concerning the Game of Life. The case was tried as a bench trial, a favorable decision issued, and the matter is currently on appeal.

 

  • Represented a video company accused of trade secret misappropriation and violation of ch. 93A. Prior to trial, the court entered summary judgment on all counts.

 

  • Represented a manufacturer of products sold to the military in a dispute involving tortious interference with contractual and advantageous relations and business defamation. The matter was tried to a jury.

 

  • Represented a construction company suing for breach of contract relating to construction delays in the construction of a hotel in downtown Providence. The case was tried as a bench trial and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the decision.

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Vice Chair, Litigation
    • Partner (2014-Present)
  • Scott & Bush Ltd.
    • Partner (2009-2014)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers of America® (2012-2020)
    • Lawyer of the Year (2014, 2018-2020)
    • Recognized for Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Copyright Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, and Trademark Law
  • Rhode Island Monthly, Professional Excellence in Law (2019)
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Star, (2014-2018)
  • Super Lawyers, Rhode Island (2009-2019)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2012); AV rated
  • Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for the category of Litigation: General Commercial
  • Providence Business News "40 Under 40" based on career successes, community involvement and commitment to making a difference

Professional Affiliations

  • Alzheimer's Association-Rhode Island Chapter
    • Board of Directors, Member (2008-2013)
    • President of the Board of Directors (2010-2013)
  • District Conference: "Democracy and Access to the Courts", Planning Committee, Co-Chair (2011)
  • Federal Board of Bar Admissions, Instructor on Civil Procedure and Local Rules, Member
  • Providence Children's Museum, Board of Directors, Member (2008-2015)

Bar Memberships

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Rhode Island

News & Insight

Publication

With Overturned $6.5M Verdict, Hinckley Allen IP Attorneys Score Another Win in 2019

January 13, 2020

Among the small cadre of intellectual property attorneys in Rhode Island, Christine K. Bush and Craig M. Scott have notched many successes during their two decades of practicing law together, and 2019 was no exception.The duo secured notable wins across th…

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Judge Vacates $6.5M Trade Secrets Verdict, Awards New Trial

September 26, 2019

Our veteran Litigation group, successfully overturned a $6.5 million trade secrets verdict on behalf of our client, ALCOR Scientific.  After years of litigation and a three-week trial, our lawyers prevailed against all patent and copyright infringement co…

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Right of Publicity Law: Rhode Island

September 20, 2018

Chris K. Bush and Amanda A. Garganese provide a Q&A guide to Rhode Island right of publicity laws. This Q&A addresses the types of persons and aspects of identity protected by the right of publicity, remedies for violations of the right, and more.

Publication

Tribe Can’t Block Work on Wind Farm in Preservation Suit

May 16, 2016
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Eyeing Regional Growth, Hinckley Allen Keeps Expanding

November 7, 2014
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33 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

November 4, 2019

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has selected 33 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to rece…

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Hinckley Allen Client ALCOR Scientific Prevails in Defense of Patent and Copyright Infringement and Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims

September 26, 2019

Hinckley Allen client, ALCOR Scientific Inc., has defeated long-pending patent and copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation claims relating to ALCOR’s diagnostic medical instruments.  After years of litigation and a three week trial, ALC…

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56 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2020

August 15, 2019

Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers compi…

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Chambers USA 2019 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

April 25, 2019

Hinckley Allen is proud to announce that the 2019 edition of Chambers USA has recognized several of the firm’s practice areas and attorneys for their outstanding work.Chambers USA rankings are based on extensive in-depth interviews with attorneys and cli…

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38 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 18, 2018

The Super Lawyers has selected 38 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…

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51 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2019

August 15, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 51 attorneys in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including seven “Lawyers of the Year.” Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “La…

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Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2018 IP Stars

July 18, 2018

Hinckley Allen is proud to announce our attorneys who have been recognized as “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property. This is the fifth consecutive year Christine K. Bush, William R. Grimm, and Craig M. Scott have been honored.Christine K.Chris f…

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Chambers USA 2018 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

May 3, 2018

Hinckley Allen is proud to announce that the 2018 edition of Chambers USA has recognized several of the firm’s practice areas and attorneys for their outstanding work.Chambers USA rankings are based on extensive in-depth interviews with attorneys and cli…

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Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 18, 2017

The Super Lawyers has selected 39 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 8 Hinckley Allen Partners as “Lawyers of the Year” for 2018

August 22, 2017

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers has recognized partners Noble F. Allen, Christine K. Bush, William S. Fish, Joel Lewin, Robin L. Main, Thomas S. Marrion, Gerald J. Petros, and David A.NOBLE F.

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52 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers of America

August 18, 2017

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Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

May 26, 2017

The Chambers USA 2017 edition, has named 18 Hinckley Allen attorneys as leaders in their fields.The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2017 guide include: William W. Bouton III; Christine K. Bush; Stephen J. Carlotti; Christopher H.M. Ca…

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Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

June 10, 2016

The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2016 guide include: E. Jerome Batty; William W. Bouton III; Christine K. Bush; Stephen J. Carlotti; Michael J. Connolly; Scott E. Cooper; Margaret D. Farrell; Robert G.

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Chambers USA 2015 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

May 19, 2015

Publication Recognizes 20% of the Firm’s PartnershipThe Chambers USA 2015 edition, released on May 19, has named 21 Hinckley Allen attorneys as leaders in their fields The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2015 guide include: E. Jerom…

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Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized As “IP Stars”

May 12, 2015

Hinckley Allen is proud to announce that four partners have been recognized as “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property. Christine K. Bush, William R. Grimm, Andrea J. Mealey and Craig M. Scott will be included in the 2015 IP Stars Handbook, an…

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Hinckley Allen Expands IP and Litigation Practices with the Addition of Scott & Bush

October 31, 2014

Hinckley Allen is bolstering its IP and Litigation practices with the addition of Scott & Bush, a boutique intellectual property and business litigation firm in Providence.Founding partners Craig Scott and Christine Bush along with their associates, Byron …

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