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Christine Woodin is an associate in the Austin office of McKool Smith. Christine’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation and has included actions in both federal district court and the United States International Trade Commission. Christine has experience in all aspects of these cases, including pre-suit investigation, conducting effective offensive and defensive discovery, deposing witnesses and defending depositions, drafting dispositive motions, and preparing for trial.

Prior to joining the firm, she gained experience at Irell & Manella, where she handled patent infringement disputes in a wide range of industries.

While attending law school, Christine was a comment editor for the University of Chicago Legal Forum. At Caltech, she carried out research in computational applied mathematics and was a recipient of the Monticello Research Fellowship, which allowed her to spend a summer working with a research group in Berlin, Germany.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • TCL v. Ericsson. Represents Ericsson involving a dispute over fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms for a license relating to LTE, WCDMA, and GSM/GPRS/EDGE technologies. 
  • Immunex v. Sanofi and Regeneron. Represents defendants Sanofi and Regeneron in a patent infringement suit in the Central District of California regarding their breakthrough drug Dupixent®.
  • Optis Wireless Technology et al. v. Huawei. Represents plaintiffs in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas patents related to LTE technologies.
  • Ericsson v. Apple. Represented Ericsson in patent infringement and breach of contract litigation in the ITC and district court relating to LTE, WCDMA, and GSM/GPRS/EDGE technologies. The litigation settled favorably prior to an initial determination by the ITC or district court trial.

Prior to joining the firm, Christine represented a large network company in a variety of patent disputes, including as plaintiffs in a patent infringement suit that settled favorably after a trial in the district of Delaware. She also represented a medical device manufacturer in a multidistrict patent dispute that spanned several jurisdictions.

Education

J.D., with honors, The University of Chicago Law School, 2013

B.S., Applied & Computational Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, 2010

Court Admissions

  • State of California
  • State of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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