Christopher T. La Testa

Chris La Testa focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation. His practice involves assisting clients in a wide range of patent litigation issues, focusing primarily on pharmaceutical and electronic device patent disputes.

Mr. La Testa has experience in all phases of patent litigation with a special focus on pre-trial analysis and case preparation, complex discovery matters, including taking and defending fact witness depositions, and dispositive motions practice. Mr. La Testa also has been involved with several patent litigation appeals before the Federal Circuit. In addition, Mr. La Testa’s diverse background in engineering and the biological sciences enables him to support the complex range of issues present in today’s patent litigation.

Significant Matters
• Defense of a pharmaceutical company in a Section 337 proceeding before the International Trade Commission regarding patent and trade secret claims covering viral vaccine products.
• Representation of pharmaceutical company against an ANDA challenge to a patent covering a successful anti-infective product.
• Defense of major telecommunication carrier in patent dispute involving call blocking methods

Activities
Mr. La Testa is an active member of the American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section, the Maryland State Bar Association (where he chairs the Technology Committee for the Young Lawyers Division) and the Bar Association of Baltimore City. Mr. La Testa also commits substantial time to pro bono matters including assisting clients in tax disputes before the IRS, non-profit corporate formation and trademark counseling.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property Litigation, 2) Intellectual Property, 3) Patent Litigation, 4) Trademark Litigation, 5) Trademarks and Brand Protection and 6) Copyrights and Licensing
Law School University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., 2004)
Admitted Year 1997
Education University of Virginia (B.S., 1997)
Bar Member / Association Maryland State Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
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