Chris has more than 20 years of experience guiding Silicon Valley and global tech and life sciences clients in high-stakes patent and intellectual property litigation. He has substantial lead counsel experience and has led both large and small trial teams. He has also served as lead counsel on appeals before the Ninth and Federal Circuits. Chris is an accomplished scholar, with significant teaching and academic experience.
His clients include companies in the software, telecom, microelectronics and pharmaceutical/biotech/life sciences sectors.
Chris holds a doctorate in law from Oxford University, and has held visiting faculty positions at UC Hastings School of Law, Berkeley Law School, Stanford Law School and Oxford University. He clerked for Judge Robert Beezer on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Drawing on his years of experience teaching civil procedure, evidence, e-discovery, and advanced patent law, Chris is a creative strategist. He has recently marked wins for clients on a variety of unconventional issues. Before joining Womble Bond Dickinson in 2019, Chris practiced in the Bay Area offices of several nationally-known law firms. He speaks and writes frequently on IP, litigation, and technology issues.
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