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Sean Christian Platt

Sean Christian Platt

also known as S. Christian Platt

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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 75%
  2. Patent Infringement: 25%

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Jones Day

12265 El Camino Real, Suite 200
San Diego, CA, 92130


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
IP StarManaging Intellectual Property2014
Top Lawyer in Intellectual Property LitigationSan Diego Magazine2014
Southern California Super Lawyer in Intellectual PropertySuper Lawyers2014
IP StarManaging Intellectual Property2013
Top Lawyer in Intellectual Property LitigationSan Diego Magazine2013
Southern California's Top Rated LawyersALM Media/Los Angeles Times2012
Best Lawyers - Intellectual PropertySan Diego Metro Magazine2012
Burton Award for Distinguished Legal WritingBurton Foundation2011
Top Attorney - Intellectual PropertySan Diego Metro Magazine2011
Wiley M. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2009
2008 Full Coverage - Patent Litigation RecognitionLegal 5002008
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJones Day2014 - Present
PartnerPaul Hastings LLP2003 - 2014
AssociateBingham McCutchen LLP1998 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Patent Law Damages SubcommitteeChair2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Subcommittee on Patent ExhaustionChair2009 - Present
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (San Diego chapter)Board Member2006 - 2009
San Diego Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2003 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeRegistered Patent Attorney2000 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1998 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2003
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Surfing Madonna: The "Save the Ocean" MosaicApproval of Mosaic by City of Encinitas
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Publication nameTitleDate
Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (BNA)Recent Trends and Approaches in Calculating Patent Damages: Nash Bargaining Solution and Conjoint Surveys2013
American Bar Association Trial Evidence CommitteeProving Patent Damages after Uniloc2011
Paul Hastings LLP“25 Percent Rule” Axed for Patent Infringement Damages and Test for the Entire Market Value Rule Reaffirmed2011
Intellectual Property Litigation Committee newsletter (ABA)Obtaining Preliminary Injunctions in Open-Source Cases2011
Patent, Trademark & Copyright JournalThe Rise and Fall of Patent Marking Suits2010
Bloomberg Law ReportsPreparing for and Defending Against Claims of Corporate Officer Personal Liability for Patent Infringement2009
Bloomberg Intellectual Property Law ReportIn-House Open Source Compliance Programs Should Be Considered in Wake of Jacobsen decision2008
Aspatore booksInside the Minds: Life Sciences Client Strategies2008
Paul Hastings LLPSupreme Court Rules on the Obviousness of Inventions Under the “Teaching-Suggestion-Motivation” Test2007
State Bar of CaliforniaBeware Foreign Defendants: You May Be Liable For Patent Infringement Even Without Conducting Any Business in the United States2007
San Diego Daily TranscriptRecently Renewed Patent Reform Act’s Impact on Medical Device Industry2007
The RecorderThe Great Unknown2007
Intellectual Property TodayChoosing Your Turf: A Brief Overview of Venue in Patent Cases2006
Paul Hastings LLPSupreme Court Hears Arguments Regarding the Obviousness of Inventions: The Battle Over the “Teaching-Suggestion-Motivation” Test2006
Los Angeles Daily JournalDoubting the Obvious2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Texas System, AustinBiology (Molecular)B.S. with honors1995
University of Texas System, AustinBiochemistryB.S. with honors1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Knowledge ConferenceHow to Prove Damages in Patent, Trademark and Copyright Cases2013
AIPLA Annual MeetingRecent Developments regarding Patent Damages2013
Mid-Winter InstituteSubject Matter Patentability and the Biotech Industry2011
ACC Roundtable CLEIn-House Open Source Compliance Programs2008
ACC Roundtable CLEHow New Patent Rules Make San Diego a More Attractive Patent Litigation Forum for Biotechnology Companies2006
American Bar Association IP Section Annual MeetingPractical Tips on Enforcing and Defending Patents2005
Intellectual Property Patent Law Annual SymposiumDiscovery of Patent Prosecution Documents2003
CLECLE Presentation on the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court’s Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., Ltd. Opinions2002