S. ChristianPlatt

Partner

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As an experienced patent trial lawyer, Christian Platt handles complicated intellectual property disputes in the courts and the patent office, including patent infringement, patent validity, trade secret, and licensing disputes. He has tried multiple bench and jury trials. In 2015, he first-chaired a three-week patent trial resulting in a jury verdict of noninfringement, which The Daily Journal selected as a Top Defense Result of 2015.

Christian has represented some of the world's largest companies in their most complex patent disputes involving, in many instances, more than a billion dollars in potential damages. He handles a variety of technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, video games, computer hardware, software, networking technologies, 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 has written and spoken extensively on litigation strategy and patent damages. He was selected by the editorial board of Inside the Minds as a leader in intellectual property life sciences law and authored a chapter in Life Sciences Client Strategies (Aspatore, 2007).

Christian is chair of the ABA IPL Section Patent Litigation Committee and previously chaired the Subcommittees on Patent Damages and Patent Exhaustion. He also previously chaired the AIPLA Subcommittee on Patent Damages. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and is a member of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association and the Federal Bar Association.

Experience

  • SKPI defeats Kaneka in patent infringement action regarding polyimide filmsJones Day obtained a summary judgment win on behalf of Korean-based SKC Kolon PI, Inc. ("SKPI"), which is principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of polyimide films.
  • Japanese wire manufacturer and its U.S. subsidiary defend against alleged patent infringement regarding wire technologyJones Day secured a final judgment of non-infringement and invalidity in favor of a Japanese wire manufacturer and its U.S. subsidiary in a patent infringement case related to coil wire technology in the Central District of California.
  • Kyowa Hakko Kirin and BioWa successfully enforce patent rights on antibody technologyJones Day, on behalf of Japanese life sciences company Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company, Limited ("KHK") and its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, BioWa, successfully settled a patent infringement suit over three of KHK's patents that underlie KHK's award-winning POTELLIGENT® technology capable of producing therapeutic antibodies with dramatically improved potency and efficacy.
  • Kyowa Hakko Kirin defeats competitors in Patent Trial and Appeal Board challenge of patents on antibody technologyOn October 23, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") issued a trio of decisions, unanimously declining to institute inter partes review ("IPR") of three patents owned by a Japanese pharmaceutical company represented by Jones Day, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.
  • AbbVie successfully defends HUMIRA formulation patent against four IPR petitions filed by CoherusJones Day is serving as lead counsel and successfully defended AbbVie in connection with four (4) separate inter partes review (IPR) petitions brought by Coherus Biosciences, Inc. against U.S. Patent No. 9,085,619, which is related to formulations for AbbVie's antibody adalimumab, marketed as HUMIRA®.
  • Kakao obtains dismissal of patent infringement action relating to teleconferencing technologyAfter filing a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction for Korea-based Kakao Corporation in a patent infringement action involving two patents relating to teleconferencing technology, Jones Day obtained dismissal of the action with prejudice.
  • Kakao patent infringement action relating to voice messaging technology successfully dismissedJones Day successfully defended Kakao Corporation in a patent infringement action involving five patents relating to voice messaging technology.
  • Qualcomm resolves worldwide Chinese litigationJones Day represented Qualcomm Incorporated as complainant in an ITC action against a Chinese phone manufacturer and several distributors asserting five patents concerning radio frequency transceivers, device structures, packaging, structures, and camera phone operation.
  • CJ CheilJedang defends German patent infringement action by Japanese competitorJones Day is representing CJ CheilJedang Corporation, a major Korean-based multinational company, in a patent dispute with a Japanese competitor before the courts in Germany.
  • SOLiD and Reach obtain jury verdict finding non-infringement in competitor-vs.-competitor patent caseFollowing a seven day trial, a jury in the Northern District of California unanimously found that Jones Day clients SOLiD, Inc. and Reach Holdings LLC did not infringe any claims of a 16-year-old wireless communications patent owned by Corning Optical Communications Wireless Ltd., a subsidiary of Corning, Inc.
  • St. Jude and Juno secure $12.25 million settlement resolving patent dispute with Novartis Pharmaceuticals and University of PennsylvaniaJones Day represented St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ("St. Jude") in enforcing breach of contract claims and defending patent invalidity claims against the University of Pennsylvania ("Penn") and Novartis Pharmaceuticals ("Novartis").
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented Apple in patent infringement litigation brought by Mirror Worlds in the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. Following a jury trial, obtained a complete defense victory by obtaining judgment as a matter of law as to both noninfringement and damages, overturning what had been reported as the fourth largest patent damages award on record at the time.

    Represented Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in patent litigation against Harmonix Music Systems, MTV Networks, Viacom International, and Viacom relating to the highly popular "Rock Band" line of video games.

    Represented Quanta Computer in multiple trials in patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, relating to optical disc technology.

    Represented artist Mark Patterson, creator of the "Surfing Madonna" glass mosaic and the nonprofit Surfing Madonna Oceans Project on a pro bono basis in connection with Mr. Patterson's proposal to gift the internationally recognized mosaic to the City of Encinitas, California. Christian appeared before the Encinitas City Council and testified before the California State Assembly.

    Additional Publications

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    August 13, 2013

    Recent Trends and Approaches in Calculating Patent Damages: Nash Bargaining Solution and Conjoint Surveys, Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (BNA)

    September 20, 2011

    Obtaining Preliminary Injunctions in Open-Source Cases, Intellectual Property Litigation, American Bar Association Section of Litigation: Intellectual Property

    February 2, 2011

    Subject Matter Patentability and the Biotech Industry, AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute

    June 1, 2011

    Proving Patent Damages after Uniloc, Proof, American Bar Association Trial Evidence Committee

    April 30, 2010

    The Rise and Fall of Patent Marking Suits, Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (BNA)

    August 31, 2009

    Preparing for and Defending Against Claims of Corporate Officer Personal Liability for Patent Infringement, Bloomberg Law Reports

    December 15, 2008

    In-House Open Source Compliance Programs Should Be Considered in Wake of Jacobsen decision, Bloomberg Intellectual Property Law Report

    January 31, 2008

    Recently Renewed Patent Reform Act’s Impact on Medical Device Industry, San Diego Daily Transcript

    2008

    Inside the Minds: Life Sciences Client Strategies, Aspatore Books

    2007

    The Great Unknown: Advice for New Law Firm Partners, The Recorder

    Winter 2007

    Beware Foreign Defendants: You May Be Liable For Patent Infringement Even Without Conducting Any Business in the United States, New Matter, State Bar of California

    December 8, 2006

    Doubting the Obvious, Los Angeles Daily Journal

    October 2006

    Choosing Your Turf: A Brief Overview of Venue in Patent Cases, Intellectual Property Today

    Speaking Engagements

    • January 28, 2016
      Winning Strategies for Litigating Patent Trials, Northern California Jones Day University
    • February 25, 2015
      Practical Strategies for Addressing the Evolving Patent-Damages Landscape, Federal Bar Association
    • January 15, 2015
      2014 Patent Law Year in Review (and a Look Ahead at 2015)
    • September 30, 2014
      Winning Trial Techniques for the Complex Patent Litigator, 2014 Patent Disputes Forum
    • September 26, 2014
      IP Enforcement in the US: the Jury Trial, Asia Intellectual Property Finance and Business Conference
    • September 22, 2014
      Deposition and Trial Strategies for Witnesses in United States Lawsuits, In-House Counsel Forum

    Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day

    October 24, 2013

    Recent Developments regarding Patent Damages, Patent Litigation Committee, AIPLA Annual Meeting

    Washington, D.C.

    April 3, 2013

    How to Prove Damages in Patent, Trademark and Copyright Cases, The Knowledge Conference 

    Webinar

    February 2, 2011

    Subject Matter Patentability and the Biotech Industry, AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute

    Orlando, Florida

    2008

    In-House Open Source Compliance Programs, ACC Roundtable CLE, Association of Corporate Counsel

    San Diego, California

    2006

    How New Patent Rules Make San Diego a More Attractive Patent Litigation Forum for Biotechnology Companies, ACC Roundtable CLE, Association Of Corporate Counsel

    San Diego, California

    2005

    Practical Tips on Enforcing and Defending Patents, American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Annual Meeting

    San Francisco, California

    2003

    Discovery of Patent Prosecution Documents, American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Annual Meeting

    Washington, D.C.

    2002

    Effect of Federal Circuit and Supreme Court’s Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., Ltd. Opinions, CLE Presentation

    Palo Alto, California

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