Christopher S. Marchese

Christopher Marchese is a Principal in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson. His practice focuses on patent litigation, including cases involving computer networking, hardware, and software, as well as integrated circuits, compression technology, and wireless communications. Mr. Marchese has substantial experience handling trials, pivotal motions, and other key aspects of patent litigation matters, including summary judgment arguments, tutorials and argument at Markman hearings, and mock jury trials. He has litigated or tried major patent cases in multiple jurisdictions across the United States, including the Central, Southern, and Northern Districts of California, the District of Delaware, District of Massachusetts, and the Western District of New York. In addition to patent litigation, Mr. Marchese also represents his clients in cases involving trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, and trade secrets.

As a complement to his litigation practice, Mr. Marchese also performs patent portfolio analyses for his clients, both in connection with potential litigation and for corporate acquisitions. He also has prepared and prosecuted numerous patent and trademark applications.

Mr. Marchese’s technical expertise and knowledge extends to a variety of technologies that include:

Video compression (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.264, and VC-1 standards and related technology);
Audio compression (including MP3 standard and related technology);
Speech compression (including G.723.1 standard and related technology);
Computer networking (including ATM, Ethernet, DOCSIS, and WiMAX technologies);
Semiconductors and integrated circuitry;
Software (various operating systems and a wide range of application software);
Satellite technology; and

In 1999, Mr. Marchese co-authored a comprehensive treatise on patent damages that is updated annually and has been cited by the Federal Circuit in 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, and he lead a team that developed Fish & Richardson’s patent damages web page. He also co-authors a blog focused on patent damages: You can follow his blog on Twitter at In addition, he has written numerous law review articles on subjects that include patent damages, federal jurisdiction, and the best mode requirement. His articles have been cited by district courts and the Federal Circuit.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Patent Reform Updates and 3) Patent Litigation
Law School The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1992)
Education Centre College of Kentucky (B.A.,B.S.,1987)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Fish & Richardson P. C.
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