Christopher Carani

Christopher Carani, A/IDSA
Partner & Shareholder

McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

Christopher V. Carani, A/IDSA, is a partner and shareholder at the Chicago-based intellectual property law firm of McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

For more than 15 years, Carani has been a leading voice in the field of design intellectual property on the intersection of design patents, trade dress and copyright law. He counsels a wide range of clients on strategic design protection and enforcement issues.

In April 2015, Carani co-taught the latest seminar offered by IDSA on expert design witness certification. He is a former chair of the American Bar Association’s Design Rights Committee and also of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Committee on Industrial Designs. Carani is a founding member of the Advisory Design Council at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

Carani earned his JD from The University of Chicago and his BS in engineering from Marquette University.


Looks Matter:  Protect Your Medical Designs with Intellectual Property While Creating Valuable Assets 

Attorney Christopher V. Carani, A/IDSA, focuses on the protection and enforcement of medical designs through the use of intellectual property laws, including design patents, trademark and copyright. Attendees will learn about: what aspects of medical devices can be protected by designs patents, trademarks or copyrights—including not only traditional industrial design, but also UX, graphic user interfaces and icons; how to avoid infringing other's design-related IP rights; and how to enforce/license design-related IP rights.