Faculty Profile: Christian J Hurt
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I have co-taught Patent Litigation at Texas Law since 2019 as an Adjunct Professor. I keep a full-time litigation practice that focuses on patent trials in federal court, appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and adversarial proceedings before Patent & Trademark Office.
I regularly brief and argue Federal Circuit appeals (11 since 2014). At trial, I have examined witnesses (direct and cross) and presented closing arguments. I have argued all types of pretrial hearings in patent cases, including over 15 Markman hearings since 2015. I have taken or defended over 100 depositions.
I served as a law clerk to three federal judges and have served as a court-appointed technical advisor.
I have also worked on matters involving contract claims, legal malpractice, personal injury, and claims against international banks under the Anti-Terrorism Act. In addition to representing private clients, I tried fifteen jury trials as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Houston.