Christina Ondrick is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses on patent litigation in nearly every significant patent jurisdiction, including the International Trade Commission, District of Delaware, Northern District of California, Eastern District of Texas, Eastern District of Virginia, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Christina has litigated patent cases for over 20 years, including as co-lead counsel in over ten lawsuits that went to trial. She specializes in complex infringement cases and has achieved numerous successes in a diverse range of technical fields including telecommunications, semiconductors, consumer electronics, medical devices, metallurgy, robotics, power tools, and static displays. In addition, she has extensive experience in handling trade secret, unfair competition, and antitrust claims. Christina is experienced in managing and coordinating multijurisdictional disputes that involved parallel actions in district courts, the ITC, USPTO and foreign jurisdictions. She works with diverse clients and cases that range from high-profile, competitor versus competitor “bet the company” litigations for Fortune 500 companies to smaller litigations for rapidly growing companies.
Christina’s trial skills have garnered recognition from The Legal 500, IAM 1000, Lawdragon Leading 500 Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. IAM 1000 recognized Christina for her “ability to quickly grasp complex technologies and devise winning arguments for clients in patent infringement suits.” She is also an author and thought leader concerning intellectual property developments. Christina is the Moderator for the DC Chapter of ChIPs, an organization dedicated to advancing and connecting women in technology, law and policy. She also works with clients in establishing and growing corporate diversity initiatives.
Prior to her legal career, Christina was an engineer working in the oil, gas and specialty chemical industries, providing engineering services to chemical, petrochemical, and energy companies. She advised clients on engineering design, risk reduction, and loss prevention.
Christina received her J.D. from University of Pittsburgh School of Law, magna cum laude. She earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University.
She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, ChIPs, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, and International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association.
Rankings & Honors
- Ranked by IAM Patent 1000 as bronze in Washington, D.C., for patent litigation (2023)
- Recognized in the guide to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America (2022, 2024)
- Recognized as one of the top ITC patent litigators in the United
States by The Legal 500 (2020)
- Named one of the top rated intellectual property litigation attorneys in Washington, D.C. metro area by Super Lawyers
Media & Events
- Christina Ondrick quoted in Bloomberg Law's article, "Apple’s ‘Fintiv’ Challenge Ups Pressure for Patent Review Rules"03.16.2023
- 20 McKool Smith Principals Recognized in Lawdragon's 2022 Guide to the 500 Leading Litigators in America10.04.2022
- Christina Ondrick provides commentary to Bloomberg Law's article, "Flood of Patent Challenge Suits Averted by Court Opinion Recast"03.08.2022
- Christina Ondrick's essay included in World Intellectual Property Review's commemoration of International Women's Day03.08.2022
- Christina Ondrick provided commentary to Bloomberg Law's article, "Two Patent Issues Teed Up for Federal Circuit Rulings in 2022"01.03.2022
- Christina Ondrick commented in Law360’s article “From Fintiv To Arthrex, New USPTO Chief Will Have Full Plate”11.02.2021
- Christina Ondrick commented on Westlaw Journal’s article “Biden’s Choice of Kathi Vidal to Head USPTO Attracts Praise”11.01.2021
- Christina Ondrick provided commentary to IAM’s article “Sonos Has Tough Fight Ahead To Exclude Google Products From the US”08.25.2021
- Christina Ondrick quoted in Law360’s article “‘History Maker’ Cunningham Draws High Praise From IP Attys”07.20.2021
- Blair Jacobs and Christina Ondrick to speak at the 15th Annual Practitioners’ Think Tank on ITC litigation & Enforcement03.21.2023
- Blair Jacobs and Christina Ondrick to serve as Panelist at the IPWatchdog Masters Program - Standards, Patents & Competition 202211.09.2022
- Christina Ondrick moderates Fireside Chat with Magistrate Judge Jennifer Hall of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware06.06.2022
- Christina Ondrick to serve as moderator for a Fireside Chat with ALJ MaryJoan McNamara and Attorney Advisor Jae Lee of the USITC presented by the DC Chapter of ChIPs02.09.2022
- ChIPs' Off-the-Record Conversation with Meena Harris, Moderator06.03.2021
- AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute, Speaker, The Halo Effect01.26.2018
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.S., Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office