Christopher Bright has over 20 years of experience litigating patent cases for clients across the United States, as well as providing counseling for global patent licensing negotiations and patent due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. Drawing upon his deep scientific experience, degree in physics, and talent for simplifying complex concepts, he has skillfully tried numerous patent cases in U.S. federal district courts and before the International Trade Commission (ITC). Christopher has extensive experience positioning cases for trial, including crafting patent claim construction, and representing clients at summary judgment hearings.
Christopher also frequently appears before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in inter partes reviews (IPRs) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where he has argued as lead counsel. Applying his knowledge in IPR, litigation, and trial and appellate work, he also advises on U.S. patents, including global patent licensing negotiations. Christopher's industry knowledge includes many years of litigating and negotiating licenses for alleged standard-essential patents (SEPs) on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. His patent knowledge and experience also extends to the corporate area, where he evaluates patent litigation and other patent due diligence issues arising from mergers and acquisitions as well as other corporate matters. Christopher has been recognized by Legal 500 for his deep experience in patent litigation, with clients noting that he is "very detailed in his analysis and work product; [with a] deep understanding of the litigation process.”
Christopher has experience across a variety of sectors and industries, with a particular focus on the electronics, life sciences, and technology sectors. He has litigated and counseled on a broad array of patents in the areas of automotive and mobility products, computers and computer networks, consumer electronics, mechanical devices, medical devices, semiconductors and integrated circuits, and software, including patented technologies concerning cloud computing, Internet of Things, LTE, secure data storage, streaming video and audio, USB, WiFi, smart devices, bioprosthetic heart valves, image-guided surgical navigation, needleless medical connectors, ultrasound medical imaging, light emitting diodes (LEDs), semiconductor processing, AI and Big Data driven internet marketing software, antivirus software, cloud computing software, eCommerce software, educational software, emergency notification software, location-based services software, product lifecycle management software, and SaaS, among many others.