Christa Laser
Professor of Innovation Law Cleveland State University

Professor Christa Laser is an intellectual property law scholar, speaker, and teacher and an experienced litigator focusing on issues including patent law, federal courts, and technology law (including blockchain, NFTs, stable diffusion, and artificial intelligence). Before becoming a professor, she practiced at the law firms Kirkland & Ellis LLP and WilmerHale in patent, trademark, copyright, and advertising law and policy consulting. She represented leading life sciences and technology companies in all stages of trial and appellate matters and consulted on legislative and regulatory changes to intellectual property laws. She was part of teams that developed global patent strategy for one of the top patentees in the world, evaded patent misuse allegations against one of the most valuable pharmaceuticals, and drafted the successful motion to keep a leading cellular device in the United States.

Professor Laser entered teaching to help ensure that the law would develop not only in the way that was best for her clients, but in a way that would help to serve economic growth and new technological innovation for all. She is an Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University College of Law. Professor Laser’s scholarship has been cited by respected scholars, by judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court.