Christopher P. Borello

Borello Christopher
Chris Borello is an intellectual property attorney who focuses on patent litigation and counseling clients on offensive and defensive patent strategies and patent portfolio development.  Chris works on a broad range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, biologics, biotechnology, computer technology, and mechanical devices.  Chris has litigated patent disputes from inception through trial, including as lead trial counsel.

Chris also has experience with contested proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with arbitrations, and in drafting complex settlement and license agreements. Prior to joining Venable, Chris was the administrative partner of Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto and a member of its Management Committee. 


Representative Clients

  • Gilead Sciences
  • Prudential
  • Regeneron 
  • Rohde & Schwarz
  • Vectura




  • J.D. magna cum laude Pace Law School 2002
  • M.Eng. Manhattan College 1998
  • B.E. Civil Engineering Cooper Union 1995

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association 
  • Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association


  • Law360, MVP, Life Sciences, 2019
  • Legal 500
    • Next Generation Lawyer, 2019
    • Patent Litigation – Full Coverage, 2017 – 2019
  • IAM Patent 1000, The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2020 – 2023
  • LMG Life Sciences, Life Sciences Star, 2022