Christian Hurt is a trial and appellate lawyer with a background in intellectual property and technology cases. 

Christian focuses on making technical concepts accessible to judges and juries.  Before juries, he has conducted direct and cross examination of key witnesses, including experts, and has presented closing arguments.  Before judges, he has argued dozens of claim-construction and dispositive-motion hearings, has presented technology tutorials, and has served as a court-appointed technical advisor.  He regularly briefs and argues appeals at the Federal Circuit. 

Christian’s courtroom experience spans a wide range of technologies, from computer hardware and software to biotechnology to semiconductor manufacturing.  He has served as counsel of record in over 200 patent matters.  He has handled matters involving standard-essential patents, licensing on FRAND terms, legal malpractice, antitrust, breach of contract, and claims against banks under the Anti-Terrorism Act.  Christian is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has experience with inter partes review proceedings.

Since 2019, Christian has served as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas School of Law and has co-taught Patent Litigation each Spring semester.  In recent years, Christian has been named among Texas Super Lawyers and recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”  He was nominated in 2023 as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  Christian is a member of Judge Albright’s attorney Working Group, which helps Judge Albright evaluate and update his local rules for patent cases.  He is also a Vice Chair of the Regional Programs Committee for the Federal Circuit Bar Association.

Prior to joining the firm, Christian served as a law clerk to three federal judges and worked at a number of litigation boutique law firms.  Christian also served as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Houston early in his career and tried fifteen jury trials to verdict.


Rankings & Honors

  • Nominated as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (2023 - present)
  • Named among “Texas Super Lawyers” (2022, 2024)
  • Recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2016-2017)


J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law, 2007.

B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.


  • Hon. Leonard E. Davis, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Hon. Alan D. Lourie, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Hon. Kimberly A. Moore, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
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