Christopher Tehrani

Head of Patent Litigation | Senior Counsel

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Christopher Tehrani

Christopher Tehrani heads Cirio’s patent and trade secret litigation practices.

Christopher is a seasoned trial attorney with vast experience in all types of IPR litigation and in particular regarding patents, trade secrets and trademarks. Christopher routinely advises clients in a wide range of industries and his experience includes extensive work with numerous high value pan-European litigations relating to pharmaceuticals, telecom and medical devices.

He also advises life sciences clients on regulatory issues. Furthermore he regularly assists clients on issues relating to market law, drafting and negotiating of various license agreements as well as on general strategies for commercialization of IP.

Christopher is the Swedish appointed expert on AIPPI’s international Standing Committee on Patents. He is also member of the Board of Directors of the Swedish Anti-Counterfeiting Group (SACG).

  • Rankings and reviews

    Christopher Tehrani is recognized as a leading Intellectual Property attorney and as rising star in field of patent litigation by numerous prestigious ranking institutes such as Managing IP, Chambers, IAM Patent 1000 and Legal 500.

    “At Cirio, Christopher Tehrani receives glowing praise: Chris is a devoted lawyer and big-picture thinker who is always one step ahead. He has great knowledge of international patent regulations, understands tricky legal and technical issues, and considers how the characteristics of certain industries might impact on his litigation strategies.” (IAM Patent 2021)

    ”Co-head Christopher Tehrani takes the lead on patent and trade secret litigation mandates, including disputes concerning medical devices and pharmaceuticals.” (Legal 500, 2021)

    “Christopher Tehrani is head of patent and trade secrets and has great knowledge within patent litigation. He is dedicated and always available.“ (Legal 500, 2021)

    Christopher Tehrani knows every detail of Swedish and international law that you need to litigate a patent in Sweden” (Legal 500, 2020)

    “Pan-European pharmaceutical and telecommunications disputes are Christopher Tehrani’s speciality” (IAM Patent 1000, 2020)

  • CV
    Hannes Snellman Attorneys, Specialist Partner
    Sandart & Partners, Senior Associate
    District Court of Stockholm, Junior Judge
    Roschier Attorneys, Associate

    English, Swedish, Persian

  • Education
    University of Lund, LL.M.
    McGill University, B.Com.
  • Membership
    Member of the Swedish Bar Association
    Board member Swedish Anti-Counterfeiting Group (SACG)
    Expert in the Swedish AIPPI focus group on patents and AIPPI international standing committee on patents
    Member of Licensing Executives Society Scandinavia (LES)
    Member of International Trademark Association (INTA)
    Member of the Swedish Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (SFIR)
    Member of the Swedish Association on Copyright (SFU)
    Member of Young Arbitrators Stockholm (YAS)