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Christopher S. Schultz

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Cambridge, MA, USA

Christopher Schultz is an experienced litigator who has successfully handled numerous patent and trade secret cases in federal courts. He frequently litigates in the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of California, the District of Massachusetts, and the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Schultz has managed all aspects of complex patent litigation, including strategic client counseling, ediscovery, Markman hearings, summary judgment motions, and trials. Mr. Schultz has also successfully briefed appeals to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the First Circuit.
Mr. Schultz’s practice focuses on electrical engineering and computer science technologies, particularly wireless telecommunications.


  • Represented Starent Networks, Corp. in a complex case in the Northern District of Illinois involving wireless telecommunications infrastructure technology in which the plaintiff alleged 20 counts against Starent and 18 of its current or former employees. Prior to settlement, all but four claims and four defendants were dismissed through motion practice, and the Court granted Starent’s motionfor summary judgment of noninfringement on one of the patents-in-suit.
  • Represented Starent Networks, Corp. in the N.D. of California and at the Federal Circuit in a case involving a patent that described a way for mobile devices to connect to the Internet. Mr. Schultz played a lead role in successfully opposing the Plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction, and in drafting Starent’s claim construction and motion for summary judgment of noninfringement, which wasaffirmed by the Federal Circuit.
  • Represented GTECH, Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas in a patent infringement case involving a patent on voiding lottery tickets. Mr. Schultz briefed and argued the Markman hearing, which led to the Court’s claim construction prompting the Plaintiff to consent to a judgment of noninfringement in favor of GTECH.
  • Represented Nortel Networks, Ltd. in a patent infringement case in the E.D. of Texas involving a patent related to mobile Internet routing. Mr. Schultz argued at the Markman hearing, from which the Court construed a key term in our client’s favor, and settlement occurred shortly thereafter.
  • Represented GTS Duratek, Inc. in obtaining summary judgment in a patent litigation in the Eastern District of Washington.
  • Served as a full-time intern for the Honorable Randall R. Rader at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1995.
  • Served at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner in the electrical circuit protection arts, 1990-1992.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association

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