Christopher J. Siebens

Senior Associate

Washington, D.C.

Chris brings a focused perspective to the daily challenges that companies face and a keen understanding of how intellectual property can shape their business operations.

Having been seconded with a large Japanese consumer electronics company for nearly two years, Chris has firsthand experience working across company divisions, analyzing legal and business risks, and devising strategies that fit in to a company’s larger goals. In particular, Chris advised business managers on negotiating technology and license agreements and provided guidance on a diverse set of legal issues, such as indemnification, ownership rights arising from joint development efforts, non-assertion provisions, and open source software.

Chris’ practice at Orrick builds on his experience as an engineer and member of the patent bar. He focuses on patent litigation and pre-suit patent licensing negotiations spanning a wide range of technology areas, including LCD driver control, panel backlighting, semiconductor chip fabrication, DRAM circuitry, wireless technologies, and optical sensors. Chris’ litigation experience includes assisting with trial and witness preparation, drafting motions, taking depositions, conducting infringement and validity analysis, and managing discovery. He also has experience with inter partes review (IPR) and reexamination proceedings, and the prosecution of patent applications at various stages, before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Prior to joining Orrick, Chris worked at an international law firm specializing in intellectual property. While in law school, Chris worked at two Korean law firms in Seoul, South Korea and studied at Keio University Law School in Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to law school, Chris worked as an engineering intern for Kimberly-Clark Corporation in its Beech Island, South Carolina, manufacturing plant.

    • Certain Motorized Vehicles and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-1132 (U.S.I.T.C.) and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. v. FCA US LLC, No. 2:18-cv-12645 (E.D. Mich.). Represents Mahindra in the ITC and in district court defending against trademark and trade dress infringement and unfair competition claims brought by FCA involving Mahindra’s off-road ROXOR vehicle.

    • IPR2018-00989, -00998, -00999. Represents Micron in inter partes review proceedings involving patents related to circuit design and fabrication technologies.

    • American GNC Corporation v. GoPro, Inc. et al., No. 3:18-cv-00968 (S.D. Cal.). Represented Robert Bosch in a patent infringement action involving gyroscopes.

    • Vista Peak Ventures, LLC v. Innolux Corp., No. 2:18-cv-00280, -00281, -00282, -00283 (E.D. Tex.). Represented Innolux Corporation in a patent infringement action brought by Vista Peak Ventures for patents related to LCD technologies.

    • 511 Innovations, Inc. v. Apple Inc., No. 2:16-cv-00868 (E.D. Tex.). Represented Apple in a patent infringement litigation involving proximity sensors used in iPhones.

    • FastVDO v. LG Electronics, Inc., No. 3:16-cv-00386 (S.D. Cal.). Represented LG Electronics in a patent infringement litigation involving smartphones and 4G/3G/2G wireless technologies.

    • In re Papst Licensing Digital Camera Patent Litigation, No. 1:07-cv-00493 (D.D.C.). Represented Fujifilm in a multi-district patent infringement litigation involving digital cameras, and the related inter partes review proceedings.

    • Certain Formatted Magnetic Data Storage Tapes and Cartridges Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-931 (U.S.I.T.C.). Represented Fujifilm in a patent infringement action brought by Advanced Research Corporation related to high density digital recording media.