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Christina N Gifford

Christina N Gifford

also known as C. Nichole Gifford, Nikki Gifford

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About Me

I am an attorney, specializing in intellectual property litigation. I have a wonderful husband and a 4 year old son, Jacob, who is more fun than I ever could have imagined. Our second little boy, Matthew, is almost two, and he makes me smile every day.


Practice Areas


  1. Patent Infringement: 60%
    16 years
  2. Licensing: 10%
    16 years
  3. Antitrust & Trade Law: 10%
    14 years
  4. Trademark Infringement: 10%
    16 years
  5. Copyright Infringement: 10%
    16 years

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Contact Info

Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, A Professional Corporation

1425 K Street N West Suite 800
Washington, DC, 20005

Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck PC

607 14th Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC, 20005



DCActive 200105/24/2015

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyPietrangelo Cook PLC1999 - 2000
Judicial Intern to Judge Julia S. GibbonsUnited States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee1998 - 1998
Law ClerkWalker, McKenzie, Walker PC1998 - 1998
InternEastman Chemical Company1995 - 1995
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/A2001 - Present
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionN/A1997 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Pfizer et al. v. Cobalt Pharmaceutials et. al.pending
Aventis et al. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, et al.Resolved prior to trial.
Laboratory Skin Care v. Bath & Body Works et al.N/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
American Bar Association, Antitust Law SectionPatent Law Perspective on the Report of the Federal Trade Commission on Balancing Competition and Patent Law and Policy2004
AIPPA, Response of the American Group to Q187“Limitations on Exclusive IP Rights by Competition Law2003
Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Conference, Law Seminars InternationalPatent Litigation: Lessons from Recent Cases2002
30 U.Mem.L.Rev. 363"A The Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act"2000
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterIntellectual PropertyLL.M - Master of Laws2001
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Tennessee Technological UniversityChemistryBS - Bachelor of Science1996