Christopher Robinson is a senior associate with more than a decade of experience litigating patent, copyright, trade secret, breach of contract, and consumer class action cases. He has played a key role on the trial teams of several significant and high-profile IP cases. His clients include iconic brands and Fortune 500 companies in cutting-edge industries involving smartphones, electric vehicles, computer software, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. He brings to his cases enthusiasm, key strategic guidance, exceptional lawyering skills and writing ability, and efficient case management.
Mr. Robinson graduated Top 10% from Santa Clara University School of Law, where he won membership into the Order of the Coif. He excelled in contracts, torts, and intellectual property law, and he won Best Appellant Brief in the Giles Rich (Patent) Moot Court Competition. While serving as a judicial extern in federal court in the Northern District of California, the Honorable Judge James Ware awarded him a Gold Coin of Excellence.
Mr. Robinson currently serves as an editor for the ABA Expert Witness Newsletter, and contributes articles to the ABA and elsewhere on topics involving patent damages, expert witness preparation, and legal writing.
Mr. Robinson also has a strong commitment to the firm’s pro bono practice. He served as first-chair in a federal civil rights trial tried to a jury in the Northern District of California (Hon. Judge Breyer). He also successfully obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of a woman’s rights organization targeted by violent extremists.
Class Action Litigation (Northern District of California). Representing smartphone company in a putative class action involving an alleged hardware issue.
Smartphone Litigation (Northern District of California). Member of trial team that successfully tried a series of high-profile smartphone cases involving design and utility patents, leading to jury verdicts of $1.1 billion, $290 million, $120 million, and $539 million.
Commercial Litigation (District of Delaware) Second chair of trial team that won a $31 million judgment for university in breach of contract litigation against licensing partner who improperly valued co-owned patent covering blockbuster kidney disease drug.
Copyright Litigation (Northern District of California) Prepared summary judgment and post-trial motion papers for virtualization software company in copyright litigation involving alleged breach of a license agreement.
Breach of Contract and Trade Secret Litigation (California Superior Court) Member of trial team that successfully tried a breach of contract and trade secret litigation on behalf of medical device plaintiff. Prevailed at jury trial resulting in a $36 million verdict.
Breach of Contract Litigation (Northern District of California) Represented electronic car manufacturer in breach of contract litigation.
Patent and Trademark Litigation (District of New Jersey) Represented plaintiff medical device manufacturer in patent infringement lawsuit against competitor, resulting in a favorable settlement on the eve of our client’s preliminary injunction hearing.
Patent Litigation (Southern District of New York) Represented defendant hydration backpack manufacturer in patent litigation. Secured early summary judgment and an award of attorneys’ fees.
Patent Litigation (District of Delaware) Represented drug manufacturer in a Hatch-Waxman suit relating to blood thinning drug.
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