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Christine Orich

Focus: Patents | Patent Strategy

Ms. Orich specializes in patent strategy and patent prosecution for computer-related technologies. She has worked in the IP field since 1998, advising companies in the high-tech, semiconductor, healthcare, automotive, and aerospace industries, with a focus in the technical fields of artificial intelligence, network security, and control systems. Sub-specialties include speech analytics, natural language understanding, computer vision, and operating systems.

Professional Background

  • 2017 - present – Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma LLP
  • 2015 - 2017 – IP Director, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA
  • 1998 - 2015 – Private practice—Law firms, Indianapolis, IN
  • 1990 - 1995 – Systems Analyst, Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, IN


  • Continuing Ed.: Machine Learning, Probabilistic Statistical Models, Technology Entrepreneurship – Stanford University Online
  • 1998, J.D. cum laude – Maurer School of Law, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • 1990, B.S. Systems Science and Engineering, Computer Science – McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Licensing Executives Society—Silicon Valley
  • Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana – 1998
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office – 1999