Christa Brown-Sanford

Partner

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Dallas

P: +1.214.953.6824 F: +1.214.661.4824
  • Multinational telecommunications equipment company – drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to wireless technologies, personal mobility, collaboration, communications equipment and devices, cloud computing, and big data; managing several patent review committees to develop the strategic direction of the company’s patent portfolio
  • Multinational cloud security company – analysis of existing patent portfolio related to communication techniques and data management and strategic development of the portfolio in various technological areas, including security
  • National energy provider – negotiating and drafting technology transaction agreements for joint development and collaboration efforts
  • Worldwide networking company – assessing and managing third party assertions and related internal investigations; counsel in various aspects of IP and business strategy
  • Aviation and defense contractor – analysis of technology area and development of patent filing strategy for the business
  • National retail energy provider – development and execution of patent filing strategy and management of the patent portfolio related to energy management solutions
  • National financial institution – development of patent licensing strategy and lead counsel in patent license negotiations
  • Start-up healthcare technology provider – development and implementation of patent filing strategy
  • Multinational telecommunications equipment provider – defense counsel in a patent infringement case involving power conversion technology
  • National banking institution – development and management of a worldwide patent portfolio
  • Multinational telecommunications equipment provider – counsel in license negotiations involving standards based technology and patent pools
  • Multinational wireless service provider – defense of multiple patent infringement cases involving wireless communications. In one of the matters, secured summary judgment of non-infringement before trial and secured unenforceability determination of the asserted patent in a subsequent bench trial. In another one of the matters, secured a stipulation of non-infringement based on the claim construction. On appeal of this matter to the Federal Circuit, secured a summary affirmance of the district court's dismissal.
  • Surveillance equipment company – drafted and prosecuted patent application submitted through Accelerated Examination program at the Patent and Trademark Office. Secured issued patent seven months from the filing date of the application.
  • Multinational telecommunications equipment provider – counsel in inter partes reexamination involving asserted patents in patent litigation, which resulted in a final rejection of all claims
  • Creditor in bankruptcy proceeding – counsel in license negotiations involving creditor as a third-party beneficiary to the license agreement
  • Large industrial equipment company – counsel in license negotiations involving patented technology leading to realizable revenue from intellectual property assets
  • Multinational telecommunications equipment provider – defense of a patent infringement case involving Internet routing and wireless communication resulting in a settlement for the client
  • Educational software company – patent infringement suit against a competitor resulting in a settlement for the client
  • Multinational telecommunications equipment provider – defensive patent studies regarding the applicability of third-party patents to products of the client
  • Multinational software company – analysis and categorization of its intellectual property portfolio
  • International optical networking company – drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to optical networking and optical networking components