Christopher G. Hanewicz - Perkins Coie LLP

Christopher G. Hanewicz

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014

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.   

Carleton CollegeBA University of Wisconsin Law SchoolJ.D.
Wisconsin Bar Association American Bar AssociationSeventh Circuit Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


Office Location

One East Main Street, Suite 201
Madison, WI 53703-5118
United States


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent