Christopher J Renk
Partner at Banner Witcoff
Christopher J Renk focuses his practice on litigating patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising and unfair competition cases. Mr Renk uses a value added approach in his litigation practice and believes that litigation goals should always be defined by each clients’ business objectives. He is skilled in developing and implementing litigation strategies to fulfil those objectives.
Since joining Banner Witcoff in 1988, Mr Renk has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants as lead and co-counsel in jury trials, bench trials and appeals. His cases have involved diverse subjects such as computer software, consumer electronics, product designs, electrical controls, internet content delivery, medical and surgical devices, heat transfer, distilled spirits, contact lenses, fuel injection systems, athletic footwear and textiles processing.
From 2010 to 2019, Mr Renk has been recognised in the editions of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in IP litigation and patent litigation. In each year from 2015-2018, Mr Renk was included in IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals guide for his patent litigation work. In 2017 and 2018 Mr Renk was recognised in the WTR 1000 as a leading practitioner in trademark litigation and enforcement. In 2014 Mr Renk was named on the BTI Client Service All-Star Report – inclusion in this exclusive report is driven solely by direct feedback from in-depth interviews of general counsel from more than 3,700 large and Fortune 1000 companies. From 2005 to 2018, Mr Renk was included in Illinois Super Lawyers and was also selected in their Top 100 list featured in Chicago magazine in 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Since 2004 Mr Renk has been named in the Leading Lawyers Network and in 2010 was profiled in the Leading Lawyers magazine.