Christin is a partner in the firm. She joined Dovel & Luner in 2007, after serving as a law clerk to Ninth Circuit Judge J. Clifford Wallace. Christin previously practiced at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher after graduating from U.C. Berkeley School of Law (2005, Order of the Coif).
Christin’s practice focuses on patent litigation. She has successfully litigated numerous patent cases spanning a wide range of technologies (such as digital storage, online advertising, and wireless location technologies). She is skilled in all aspects of litigation, including pre-filing investigations, Markman hearings, case management, fact and expert depositions, dispositive motions, pre-trial proceedings, and trial. She is also experienced in developing arguments and strategies for overcoming post-grant challenges before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
- Currently representing Network-1 Technologies, Inc. in enforcing its patent on Power over Ethernet technology against several manufacturers of networking equipment. The case is pending in the Eastern District of Texas.
- Currently representing TracBeam, an inventor-owned company that has successfully asserted its patents on wireless location against a number of industry leaders. The litigation is pending in the Eastern District of Texas.
- Lead counsel for ExitExchange enforcing its online advertising patent against Casale Media and a dozen other online advertising companies and advertisers. Christin successfully managed all aspects of the cases, including claim analysis, case strategy, discovery, and negotiating and drafting settlement and license agreements on behalf of ExitExchange. The matter was settled on confidential terms.
- Lead counsel for STAR CO Ranger Digital in enforcing its portable operating system patent against Microsoft in the Eastern District of Texas. The case settled as a result of a mediation.
- Represented Lake Cherokee Hard Drive Technologies in a series of patent infringement lawsuits in the Eastern District of Texas against optical disk drive and hard disk drive chip makers. Christin strategically managed the cases from filing to disposition, including expert and fact discovery, Markman briefing, and dispositive motion practice. The cases were settled on confidential terms.
- Represented Abstrax in a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas against Dell relating to manufacturing methods. Our team obtained a favorable Markman ruling and the denial of Dell’s motions for summary judgment. The Court also made several pre-trial evidentiary and Daubert rulings that were favorable to Abstrax. The case settled on confidential terms on the evening before trial was to commence.
Federal court admissions:
- Eastern District of Texas
- Central District of California
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
- University of California, Berkeley, (J.D., Order of the Coif, 2005)
- Amherst College, (B.A., cum laude, 2001)