Christian A. Camarce is a director in Sterne Kessler’s Electronics Practice Group. Christian focuses his practice on patent portfolio management and global IP strategy. Leveraging his experience as a former senior integrated circuit (IC) design engineer, Christian counsels clients to obtain and enforce patent protection in a wide variety of technologies, including IC chip design and packaging, semiconductor fabrication, and wireless communications.
Christian is actively involved in the firm’s post-grant practice. He represents patent owners and petitioners in inter partes review proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) Patent Trial and Appeal Board. These proceedings involve technologies related to semiconductor devices, memory design, power management systems, and IC packaging. He has also represented patent owners and requesters in reexamination proceedings before the USPTO’s Central Reexamination Unit, in which these proceedings involved technologies related to mixed-signal circuits, memory interfaces, and antenna designs.
Christian is a contributing author of Patent Office Litigation, Second Edition, published in 2017 by Thomson Reuters Westlaw. The book provides a fresh and comprehensive exploration of patent office litigation proceedings, including how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, while delivering practical analysis and advice.
Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Christian was a senior IC design engineer at Intel Corporation. His engineering experience focused on the research, design, and validation of analog integrated circuits on multiple generations of Flash memory products. In graduate school at the University of Florida, he was a teaching assistant for a semiconductor device physics course and a recipient of the Semiconductor Research Corporation Fellowship. His graduate research concentrated on damage and diffusion mechanisms of silicon due to ion implantation. The results from his research have been used in a predictive model for a software tool distributed to the semiconductor industry. Christian also attended the University of Florida as an undergraduate, where he received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering, cum laude.
Christian earned his J.D. from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, where he was chief articles editor for the Pacific McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal. He also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Frank C. Damrell, Jr., former U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of California. After law school, Christian served as in-house counsel for a leader in genetic sequencing technology—where he developed patent strategies and managed patent portfolios related to BioFET-based semiconductor chips for next-generation genetic sequencing applications.
- Patexia, "100 Most Active Attorneys Representing Patent Owners – Inter Partes Review” (2022)
- Patexia, "100 Best Performing Attorneys Representing Patent Owners – Inter Partes Review (Top 50)” (2022)
- Serving as patent owner’s counsel in IPR proceeding related to RF transceiver technology. Subject patent also involved in concurrent district court litigation.
- Serving as patent owner’s counsel in IPR proceedings related to Flash and DRAM memory designs. Subject patents also involved in concurrent district court litigations.
- Serving as patent owner’s counsel in IPR proceedings related to integrated circuit power management techniques. Subject patents also involved in concurrent district court litigations.
- Serving as patent owner’s counsel in IPR proceeding related to mobile interface technology. Subject patent also involved in concurrent district court litigation.
- Serving as petitioner’s counsel for technology leader in business management software, solutions and services. Subject patents are directed to electronic commerce systems and are also subject to multiple concurrent district court litigations.
- Served as petitioner’s counsel in IPR proceedings directed to integrated circuit packaging. Successfully canceled all challenged claims.
- Serving as inter partes reexamination counsel for third party requester, a leader in consumer electronics. Subject patent is directed to imaging devices and is also involved in concurrent district court litigation.
- Served as reexamination counsel for patent owner, a fractal antenna technology company. Defended patent owner in inter partes reexamination proceedings before the USPTO, in which patents subject to reexamination were also involved in concurrent district court litigation.
- Served as reexamination counsel for patent owner, a high-speed chip interface company. Defended patent owner in inter partes reexamination proceedings before the USPTO, in which patents subject to reexamination were also involved in concurrent district court and U.S. International Trade Commission litigations.
- Provided strategic reexamination consultation to patent owner, a high-performance and mixed-signal semiconductor company, whose patents were subject to ex parte reexamination proceedings before the USPTO and district court litigation.