Christopher E.Hodge (Chris)


San Diego + 1.858.314.1187

Chris Hodge is a patent litigator with intellectual property experience that includes support in patent litigation, international trade secret litigation, technology licensing, patent prosecution, corporate litigation, and business reorganization. Chris utilizes his electrical engineering background to assist clients on high-tech patent and trade secret matters ranging from drafting invalidity contentions, dispositive motions, infringement claim charts, discovery, and claim construction briefing. He also has experience in technology licensing support, litigation research, and working with fact and expert witnesses to develop testimony and expert opinions.

Chris's practice involves numerous technologies in the high-tech and biotech areas, including 5G cellular communications, artificial intelligence (AI), pharmacy benefits management, bioinformatics, semiconductor devices, optical network architecture, field-programable gate array (FPGA), memory systems, radio-frequency identification tags (RFID), and software architecture. Chris previously worked as a research assistant to simulate and model advancements in control systems, where he developed a technical background in VHDL (very high-speed integrated circuit hardware description language), MATLAB (matrix laboratory), LTSpice (circuit simulator), and Python (programming language).

Chris also actively supports the Firm's bro bono initiatives, including assisting clients with navigating asylum proceedings with Jones Day's Border Project and discovery support for Jones Day's Constitutional Policing and Civil Justice Reform (CPR) Initiative.


  • NXP litigates against competitor in an 18-patent suit directed to RFID technologyJones Day is representing NXP USA Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit against its competitor Impinj, Inc. in the Western District of Texas.
  • NXP sues Impinj for infringing six patents relating to RFID and wafer-layout technologyJones Day is representing NXP USA, Inc. and NXP B.V. in their enforcement of six radio frequency identification ("RFID") and wafer-layout patents against Impinj, Inc.
  • NXP whittles down competitor's infringement suit involving RFID technology from 26 to four patentsJones Day is defending NXP USA, Inc. in a lawsuit brought by its competitor Impinj, Inc. alleging infringement of 26 patents relating to different aspects of radio frequency identification ("RFID") technology.
  • Micron Technology asserts trade secret and RICO claims, establishes U.S. jurisdiction over foreign defendants under DTSAJones Day represents Micron Technology, Inc. as a plaintiff in a trade secret and RICO lawsuit against Taiwanese and Chinese entities accused of theft of Micron's semiconductor processing technology.