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Christopher Eppich
Christopher K. Eppich
Los Angeles +1 424 332 4764 Download V-card

Chris Eppich advises domestic and international clients through complex intellectual property disputes. Mr. Eppich has particular experience representing companies in patent litigations and trade secret disputes in a range of arts and practices, including semiconductor products and processes, mobile device components, medical devices, and chemical and pharmaceutical processes. Mr. Eppich has served as lead and co-lead counsel in commercial arbitrations and trials and has been recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation.

  • Representing one of the world’s largest car manufacturers in patent litigation involving traffic, navigation and GPS systems.
  • Therm-Tech AS v. BioLite Inc. (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California). Lead counsel to a green-energy company in its successful resolution of patent litigation involving thermo-electric generator technology.
  • Peregrine Semiconductor v. RF Micro Devices (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, ITC Section 337). Secured favorable settlement for Peregrine Semiconductor in a multi-patent litigation involving radio frequency switch devices.
  • Successfully defended one of the world’s largest smartphone and tablet manufacturer in a multi-front patent litigation seeking over a half-billion dollars in damages and an injunction for the infringement of six allegedly standards-essential patents subject to complex FRAND licensing issues.
  • DTS, Inc. (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services). Lead counsel for DTS in securing payment of past royalties in a mediation over licensing obligations.
  • DTS, Inc. v. SiriusXM Radio, Inc. (American Arbitration Association). Secured favorable result for DTS in an arbitration over licensing obligations.
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., et al. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California). Successfully represented Samsung Electronics Co. in patent litigation involving various technologies including memory devices, process technology and microprocessors.
  • DTS, Inc. v. Zoran, Corp., (International Center for Dispute Resolution, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Superior Court, Los Angeles County). Secured favorable award for DTS in arbitration and state and Federal litigations over the scope of RAND licensing obligations.

Pro Bono

  • Regularly advises non-profit organizations on trademark matters.
  • Successfully represented an indigent client in a habeas proceeding challenging a life sentence without parole under California’s Three Strikes law in Orange County Superior Court.
  • Successfully obtained political asylum for an indigent refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association
  • San Diego Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property "Rising Star" (2015-2016)