Christina Von der Ahe is a partner in the Intellectual Property group in Orrick's Orange County Office. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in high-profile patent, copyright, and trade secret litigation, as well as several other varieties of commercial disputes. A recovering gamer, Christy focuses her IP practice on representing clients in the fields of video games, interactive entertainment, new media and content, and content-related technology. She serves as Co-Lead of Orrick's Video Game Group.

Christy has a mechanical engineering degree from Stanford, and, as such, is able to immerse herself deeply in highly technical matters.  She also prides herself on her oral and written advocacy, and has filed several successful dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment of non-infringement. 

Christy is a founding member of the Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court in Orange County, and has served as Secretary, Membership Chair, and Programs Chair for that organization. She is an Editor of Orrick's Trade Secrets Watch Blog.

Prior to joining Orrick, Christina clerked for one year for the Honorable Andrew Guilford of the Federal District Court of the Central District of California.

  • Some of Christy's experience includes:

    • being a member of the case team that obtained a favorable settlement for Oracle in its highly publicized litigation against the State of Oregon
    • being a member of the trial team in the recent high-stakes, high-profile litigation between Oracle and Google.  #googacle
    • being a part of the trial team that won $112 million dollars for Brocade in a patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation suit against A10 Networks (N.D. Cal.)
    • being part of the case team that obtained summary judgment of non-infringement for Nvidia (D. Colo.)