Chris Marchese is a principal who has been with Fish & Richardson since 1995. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and trials. He has handled patent infringement cases in a wide range of technologies, has successfully first-chaired both jury and bench trials, and has extensive experience with all aspects of patent litigation.
In 30 years of practice, he has litigated and tried utility and design patent cases and trademark and trade dress cases in the U.S. District Courts of the Central, Southern, and Northern Districts of California, the District of Delaware, and at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He has first-chaired multiple jury trials in Los Angeles and San Diego. He has led litigation matters ranging from the most complex to simpler and smaller cases, and he works with clients to manage their cases effectively and efficiently. In addition to patent, trademark, and trade dress litigation, Chris also represents his clients in commercial litigation and in matters involving inter partes review, ex parte reexamination, copyrights, unfair competition, and trade secrets.
As a complement to his litigation practice, Chris also performs patent portfolio analyses for his clients, has prepared and prosecuted numerous patent and trademark applications, and has handled trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings.
Chris's technical expertise and knowledge extends to a wide variety of technologies that include:
Video, image, and audio processing
Semiconductors and integrated circuitry
Computer networking Mechanical devices
Chemistry and Cleantech
In 1999, Chris co-authored a comprehensive treatise on patent damages that is updated annually and has been cited by the Federal Circuit in Astrazeneca AB v. Apotex Corp., Asetek Danmark a/s v. CMI USA Inc., and Lucent v. Gateway, as well as numerous district courts. He has participated in panel discussions and given speeches and seminars around the country on patent damages. He also co-authors a blog focused on patent damages. In addition, he has written numerous law review articles on subjects that include patent damages and federal jurisdiction. His articles have been cited by the Federal Circuit and U.S. district courts.
Chris is also active in pro bono matters. He is on the board of directors for the California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) and has worked on a number of matters referred to the firm by CLA.
Chris was an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego from 2012 to 2015, where he taught a course on patent litigation with other Fish principals.
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