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Christian Chessman

Christian Chessman

Admitted in California

Not admitted in the District of Columbia but being supervised by a licensed DC Bar member


Christian Chessman is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on patent litigation. His experience covers a broad range of technologies, including microfluidic devices performing next-generation genetic sequencing; multiband base-station antenna arrays; modular semiconductor contact probes; check auto capture, transmission, and processing for financial institutions; and data packet demultiplexing over secure networks. Christian’s trial experience includes bench and jury trials in federal court as well as hearings before the International Trade Commission. 

Before joining DLA Piper, Christian clerked for Chief Judge J. Rodney Gilstrap of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, where he worked on six patent trials, including the first jury trial on patent-eligible subject matter in the history of the United States. 

Bar admissionsCalifornia
CourtsUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
    Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of Florida
    magna cum laude

Pro Bono

While in law school, Christian founded the Berkeley Technology Law Journal Scholars Program, which funds tuition for underrepresented students who demonstrate financial need. 

Before going to law school, Christian served as a board member for the Alachua County Victims Services and Rape Crisis Center, and as a victim’s rights advocate at the University of Florida Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic. 

As a practicing lawyer, Christian has continued to advocate for women’s rights through significant pro bono work representing and supporting women.



+1 202 799 4213
(Work, Washington, DC)
+1 650 833 2000
(Work, Silicon Valley)