Christina M. Finn

Counsel

Christina holds a degree in computer science, and specializes in complex litigation, including intellectual property and related matters. She has litigated technology-related contract disputes, as well as patent and trademark disputes. She has extensive experience in all areas ranging from pre-filing investigation through trial. 

Christina’s strengths lie in her keen ability to formulate and carry-out case strategies, particularly with regard to exerting pressure where it will matter most. 

Christina is dedicated to pro bono work and represents low-income clients in immigration matters.  She represented a teenage client in successfully obtaining asylum in the United States. Christina is an avid traveler, college basketball fan, and entertainer.

 

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Bay Area Alumni Leadership Committee for Saint Louis University
  • Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • ChIPs member
  • Leading Women in Technology

Education

  • Indiana University, Maurer School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Dean’s Honors, Merit Scholarship Recipient, Managing Editor, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies
  • St. Louis University, B.S., Computer Science, magna cum laude, Dean’s Scholarship, Dean’s List

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Ericsson Inc. et al. v. Apple Inc.  Represented Ericsson in two patent lawsuits alleging that Apple’s iPhone line of products infringed Ericsson’s security, user interface, and platform architecture patents.  Ericsson secured a global patent license agreement and settlement of all pending proceedings on highly favorable terms.

Vir2us, Inc. v. Invincea, Inc. et al. Secured favorable settlement on behalf of patent holder in litigation involving secure storage technology.

Pegasus Development, et al. v. DIRECTV, LLC., et al.  Represented plaintiffs Pegasus and Personalized Media Communications (PMC) in lifting an eight-year stay  to assert seven patents against DIRECTV,  Hughes Electronics Corporation,  Technicolor USA, Inc. and Philips Electronics North America Corporation in the District of Delaware.  The case ultimately settled favorably with The DIRECTV Group, Inc. (“DIRECTV”) entering into a comprehensive patent licensing agreement to PMC’s portfolio of patents that enhance media delivery and content.

Harris Corporation v. Netgear.  Represented Harris in patent infringement case involving wireless router technology.   Resolved in a favorable settlement for Harris.

Harris Corporation v. Ruckus Wireless.   Represented Harris in a patent infringement action relating to beam forming and wireless router technology.   Resolved in a favorable settlement agreement for Harris after we successfully excluded Ruckus’ experts shortly before trial. 

Harris Corporation v. Teledyne. Represented Harris in patent infringement action against Teledyne relating to collection, storage and wireless transmission of aircraft flight performance. The case settled favorably at the pretrial stage.

Silicon Space Technologies v. eSilicon Corp.  Represented Silicon Space Technologies in trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement cases.   The matters settled favorable for Silicon Space Technology as the trade secret case was being prepped for trial.

Roy-G-Biv Corporation v. FANUC Ltd. et al. Represented multiple Defendants in patent infringement suit concerning motion control software and associated controllers and robotics brought in Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The case settled.

Stormedia Texas, LLC v. CompUSA et al. Represented Defendant Hitachi Global Storage Technologies in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in patent infringement suit concerning hard drive manufacturing technology. The case settled.

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