Christopher J. Beal , Attorney

  • Education

    University of Kansas, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University and Departmental Honors

    University of Arizona, M.A. English Literature

    Stanford Law School, J.D.
  • Bar Admissions

    California
  • Affiliations

    American Inns of Court (Louis M. Welsh Chapter)

    San Diego County Bar Association

    The State Bar of California

    Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Chris Beal concentrates in litigating complex commercial litigation, antitrust, unfair competition, and trade secret claims in federal and state courts, primarily in California. He has substantial discovery, motion, and trial practice, including bringing two matters to successful jury verdict.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • SMRT v. ResMed, et al. - Defense of antitrust, unfair competition, and related interference claims
  • Oracle v. Myriad; Myriad v. Oracle - Breach of contract, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition claims relating to licensing dispute; defense of breach of contract and claims related to breach of purported FRAND obligations
  • United Brands v. Anheuser Busch - Trademark, trade dress, copyright, and related claims
  • Representation of company in connection with criminal investigations in United States, European Union, and Canada concerning alleged price fixing
  • Qualcomm v. Broadcom; Broadcom v. Qualcomm – Patent, antitrust, and follow-on antitrust claims by other parties involving wireless communication technologies and conduct before standard setting organizations
  • REMEC v. Powerwave Technologies – Declaratory relief action arising from asset purchase agreement for wireless product lines; defense of cross-claims for indemnity
  • inter@ctivate v. Cubic – Defense of breach of contract claims arising from teaming agreement
  • Matatipac v. Ocean Garden Products – Defense of breach of contract claims, interference with contract, and unfair competition claims
  • Zoran v. DTS – Antitrust and patent misuse claims relating to conduct within standard setting organization
  • ESI v. Uniplast – Cross-claims for breach of contract and defense of breach of warranty claims relating to sale of industrial equipment


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