Christopher K Larus - Robins Kaplan LLP

Partner - Robins Kaplan LLP

For more than 25 years, Christopher K Larus has helped leading technology companies to protect and monetise their intellectual property. He tries complex patent, trade secret and licensing cases, and represents plaintiffs and defendants in courts throughout the United States, in both national and international arbitration. Mr Larus serves as chair of the Minneapolis-based IP and technology litigation group at the national trial firm Robins Kaplan LLP.

Mr Larus also works with clients to license and monetise IP assets outside the disputes context. He has extensive experience planning and implementing licensing campaigns involving a broad range of IP assets, including telecommunications, agrochemicals, medical devices and manufacturing technologies. He works closely with his firm’s internal team of PhD scientists, economists and financial analysts to devise monetisation strategies tailored to maximise each client’s return on IP investment.

The environment for technology enforcement and licensing is highly dynamic and successful IP licensing and enforcement strategies require constant innovation. Mr Larus led the development of Robins Kaplan’s Pinpoint IP services, which offer a unique set of analytic tools to assist clients in identifying patent assets most likely to drive substantial value in licensing and enforcement. Mr Larus was named an Intellectual Property Trailblazer by the National Law Journal – a national award recognising attorneys who are changing the ways in which intellectual property is protected and managed.

Professional associations

  • LES
  • WIPO


  • Legal
  • Licensing

Firm details

Robins Kaplan LLP

Robins Kaplan LLP
800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 2800
Minneapolis MN 55402
United States

Contact details

T: +1 612 349 0116

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