Christopher Hanewicz is a partner in the Patent Litigation and Intellectual
Property Litigation practices. He has been involved in complex intellectual
property litigations concerning both biotechnology and mechanical patents. He
has extensive patent litigation trial experience, as well as experience in the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. While Christopher’s practice
includes experience across all of the major patent litigation dockets (e.g.,
N.D. Cal., C.D. Cal., E.D. Tex., D.D.C. and the Western District of Wisconsin),
he has particular experience in trying cases in the “rocket docket” Western
District of Wisconsin, where he has obtained favorable jury verdicts in all four
of his patent litigation jury trials, with technology ranging from football
helmets to a method of genotyping the hepatitis C virus.
Christopher has also gained substantial experience in the damages side
of intellectual property litigation, and one of his recent trials (on behalf of
his client Riddell) resulted in the largest damages verdict in the history of
the Western District of Wisconsin.
Christopher is also actively
involved in the community, having been a member, and now president, of the
Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund.