Christopher V. Goodpastor

Christopher V. Goodpastor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Austin, TX

DiNovo Price LLP
 | 7000 North MoPac Expressway, Suite 350
Austin, TX 78731
Phone: 512-539-2626
Fax: 512-539-2627
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (40%),
  • Intellectual Property (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mr. Goodpastor litigates a variety of business disputes in trial and appellate courts with an emphasis on intellectual property and antitrust litigation.  He has represented clients in various industries, including computer software and hardware, integrated circuit fabrication, internet and web services, securities and financial services, oil and gas production, telecommunications, health care, and medical devices.

    Mr. Goodpastor serves as lead counsel in numerous complex, high-stakes intellectual property matters, including representing a communications hardware company in patent litigation against several integrated circuit manufacturers and representing a patent owner in litigation regarding data transfer technology against smartphone manufacturers.

    As Chief Counsel for a publicly traded telecommunications company, Mr. Goodpastor developed and prosecuted antitrust litigation against a large Regional Bell Operating Company. The matter settled favorably for a confidential sum.

    About Christopher Goodpastor

    Admitted: 1994, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.dinovoprice.com/Christopher-Goodpastor

    Honors/Awards:

    • 5th best performing attorney representing patent owners, Patexia Inc. IPR Intelligence Report, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law
    • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Austin Bar Association
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

    Representative Clients:

    • Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG. v. Apple Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas): Serve as lead counsel for plaintiff in patent litigation relating to data transfer technology against numerous manufacturers of smartphones. 
    • In re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation (Eastern District of New York): Serve as counsel for plaintiff in proposed class action on behalf of dental practices and laboratories against the three largest dental supply and equipment distributors in the United States, alleging the distributors fixed price margins, pressured manufacturers to boycott competitors, and agreed not to poach each other’s employees.
    • eWatch, Inc. v. Apple Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas): Served as lead counsel for a plaintiff hardware and software company in patent litigation relating to image capture, storage, and transmission against numerous manufacturers of camera phones.  The matter settled favorably for confidential sums.
    • Bandspeed, Inc. v. Broadcom, Inc., et al. (Western District of Texas): Served as lead counsel for a plaintiff hardware company in a patent litigation relating to Bluetooth communications against numerous integrated circuit manufacturers.  The matter settled favorably for confidential sums.
    • In re German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation (Northern District of California): Serve as counsel for plaintiffs in proposed class action on behalf of vehicle purchasers against Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen and related entities, alleging that these German vehicle manufacturers coordinated on costs, prices, suppliers, technical development, and other competitive aspects in violation of both federal and state antitrust laws and consumer protection statutes.
    • Silicon Services Consortium, Inc. et al. v. Applied Materials, Inc. (Western District of Texas): Represented providers of refurbished microchip manufacturing tools as plaintiffs in antitrust litigation against a large tool manufacturer.  The matter settled favorably for a confidential sum.
    • Bandspeed, Inc. v. Sony Electronics, Inc., et al. (Western District of Texas): Served as lead counsel for a plaintiff hardware company in a patent and antitrust litigation relating to Bluetooth communications against 45 hardware manufacturers and a standards setting organization. The matter settled favorably for confidential sums.
    • Encore Media Metrics LLC v. Google Inc., et al. (261st Judicial District, Travis County, Texas): Served as lead counsel for plaintiff web analytics provider in trade secret litigation relating to internet advertising analytics against a large competitor.  The matter settled favorably for a confidential sum.
    • Z-Tel Communications, Inc. v. SBC Communications, Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas): Represented a competitive telephone provider as plaintiff in antitrust litigation against a large Regional Bell Operating Company.  The matter settled favorably for a confidential sum.

    Educational Background:

    • University of Texas School of Law (J.D., with honors), 1994
    • University of Texas at Austin (B.S., Chemical Engineering Honors Program), 1990
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    Office Location for Christopher V. Goodpastor

    7000 North MoPac Expressway
    Suite 350
    Austin, TX 78731

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    Last Updated: 8/3/2020

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