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Background

Christian Chu is a Principal in the Washington, DC, office of Fish & Richardson. His practice emphasizes intellectual property and technology licensing and litigation, in a vast range of technical areas, including in the areas of chemistry, biotechnology, mechanical and electrical engineering, display technology, and wireless technology. A trial attorney experienced in all phases of litigation, Mr. Chu has tried many cases, including before the United States International Trade Commission where he is considered one of the top patent litigators.

Mr. Chu is active as a writer and lecturer on issues relevant to the intellectual property bar. He was the author of a widely cited article in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal that analyzed statistical trends in Federal Circuit jurisprudence, and contributed written materials for the PRG (Kayton) course on Biotechnology Patents, Licensing and FDA Practice (2004-2005). Mr. Chu is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Law Clerks & Students Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and was a faculty member at the May 2008 Minnesota Bar CLE seminar "Patent Enforcement and Defense."

Mr. Chu was previously a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Raymond C. Clevenger, III, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2002-2003), and for Chief Judge Marilyn L. Huff, United States District Court for the Southern District of California (2001-2002). He also worked as a Litigation Law Clerk and Summer Associate for Fish & Richardson P.C. (1999-2001). Mr. Chu has technical experience as an Associate Consultant for the healthcare and pharmaceutical management consulting firm Axon Group, Inc. (1997-1998), as a Research Associate for Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1995-1997), and as a Research Assistant for the University of California at Irvine (1992-93).

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law 2001
Berkeley Technology Law Journal, article editor (2000) and development editor (1999)
Order of the Coif


B.A., Harvard University 1997
Biochemical Sciences
magna cum laude

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2004
  • California 2001
  • District of Columbia 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Languages

  • Vietnamese
  • English
  • French

Clerkships

United States District Court for the Southern District of California, The Honorable Marilyn L. Huff, 2001 - 2002

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, The Honorable Raymond C. Clevenger III, 2002 - 2003

Memberships & Affiliations

​Berkeley Technology Law Journal, article editor (2000) and development editor (1999). Board and community services include serving on the Law Clerks and Students Standing Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association (co-chair from 2004 to 2006), the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors (Recent Graduates Committee chair from 2000 to 2002, Recent Graduates Committee member from 1997 to 2000, and member of the Clubs and Communications committees from 2002 to 2004) and the Board of Trustees for the Phillips Brooks House Association, Inc. (Trustee and Fundraising Co-Chair, 1996). Previous teaching experience includes serving as an adviser for students in the Law and Technology Writing Seminar (2000-01).

Other Distinctions

Named to the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals ​2016 list. 

Selected as a 2014 "D.C. Rising Star" by the National Law Journal.

Selected as a 2014 International Trade "Rising Star" by Law360 and is considered one of the top patent litigators practicing at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Publications
Christian A. Chu, Article, "NPE activity still rising, but Obama executive order attempts to curb that," Fish Litigation Blog (2013).

Christian A. Chu, Article, "FTC announces investigation and possible antitrust action," Fish Litigation Blog (2013).

Christian A. Chu, Article, "Empirical Analysis of the Federal Circuit’s Claim Construction Trends," 16 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1075, 1103 (2001).

Christian A. Chu, Note, "Dickinson v. Zurko," 15 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 209 (2000).

Chan TA, Chu CA, Rauen KA, Kroiher M, Tatarewicz SM, Steele RE., Identification of a gene encoding a novel protein-tyrosine kinase containing SH2 domains and ankyrin-like repeats. Oncogene. 1994 Apr. 9(4):1253-9.

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