Charles Crompton is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins, and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice, Technology Transactions Practice and Antitrust & Competition Practice.
Mr. Crompton has expertise with legal issues pertaining to the technology industry, having litigated intellectual property, antitrust, breach of contract and unfair competition law cases throughout the nation for over 20 years. He has successfully handled numerous jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and appeals for clients in the high technology, biotechnology, service, energy, mining, and construction industries.
Mr. Crompton has also arbitrated a number of technology disputes before the American Arbitration Association and the International Chamber of Commerce. The details of these proceedings are confidential, but two of them determined the development rights to blockbuster biotechnology drugs with billions of dollars in annual sales. Several others involved the rights to make and sell patented software and hardware in various industries. All had claimed damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Mr. Crompton is an editor of Crompton, Dunwoody & Tigar, California Contract Litigation (Matthew Bender 2005), a two-volume treatise covering potential claims, defenses and other issues that may arise in cases involving California contract law. In addition, he has written numerous articles for publications including The Daily Journal, Antitrust Magazine and The Computer Lawyer, and has lectured on intellectual property law for the Practicing Law Institute, Stanford Law School, and UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall, among others.
Mr. Crompton serves on the California State Bar’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluations and on the Board of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area.