Christian Platt is an experienced patent trial lawyer whose practice focuses on handling all aspects of complex intellectual property disputes, including patent infringement, trade secret, and technology disputes. He has handled dozens of patent infringement matters and has tried multiple bench and jury trials.
Christian has represented some of the world's largest technology companies in their most complex patent disputes involving, in many instances, more than a billion dollars in potential damages. He represents clients in a wide variety of technologies, including telecommunications, video games, computer hardware, computer software, networking technologies, biotechnology, and medical devices.
Christian has been recognized by numerous legal publications, including The Legal 500 US where clients describe him as very professional who does a great job presenting [a] case. He is the recipient of the State Bar of California's 2009 Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services. He has written and spoken extensively on patent damages. He was selected by the editorial board of Inside the Minds as a leader in intellectual property life sciences law and contributed a chapter to the book Inside the Minds: Life Sciences Client Strategies (Aspatore, 2007).
Christian holds a chair position on the American Bar Association IP Section Subcommittee on Patent Damages and Remedies and previously chaired the IP Section Subcommittee on Patent Exhaustion. He also previously chaired the American Intellectual Property Law Association Subcommittee on Patent Damages. He has served on the board of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and is a member of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association and the Federal Bar Association.
SOLiD and Reach obtain jury verdict finding non-infringement in competitor-vs.-competitor patent case
St. Jude and Juno secure $12.25 million settlement resolving patent dispute with Novartis Pharmaceuticals and University of Pennsylvania
Honors & Distinctions
Southern California Super Lawyers (2014-2015)
IP Star in California, Managing Intellectual Property (2013-2015)
Top Attorney in Intellectual Property, San Diego Magazine (2011-2015)
Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers, Los Angeles Times (2012-2014)
Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing (2011)