Chris Ponder

Chris Ponder

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Partner

Palo Alto, California

Chris Ponder is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Silicon Valley office. Chris focuses on complex patent and business litigation for technology companies, which often involve competitors. He regularly represents clients in the digital media streaming, enterprise software, videogame, telecommunications, and medical device industries. His patent litigation experience includes representing parties in over forty inter partes review proceedings. When acting for petitioners, his clients have obtained institution on every petition filed. Chris has taken part in several jury trials involving patent infringement and other commercial claims. Chris has extensive experience in motion advocacy, and routinely argues motions in federal court. He has taken depositions of high-level corporate executives (including a chief operating officer, a chief technology officer, and a general counsel), as well as expert witnesses. Chris has experience advising clients on trade secret and copyright issues, including disputes arising from employee departures and ending business relationships. Intellectual property counseling matters have included assisting clients with negotiating and evaluating patent licenses, evaluating software license agreements, responding to trademark and copyright infringement issues, and implementing trade secret policies.

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