Christian Chu



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).

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Appellate, 3) ITC Litigation and 4) Patent Litigation
Law School The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D., 2001)
Admitted Year 1999
Education Harvard University (B.A., 1997)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association
Most recent firm Fish & Richardson P. C.
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