Christopher V. Goodpastor

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; representing a communications hardware and software company in patent litigation against numerous manufacturers of camera phones; and representing a web analytics provider in trade secret litigation.

Mr. Goodpastor previously served as lead counsel for a Bluetooth® communications hardware company as plaintiff in a patent and antitrust litigation and favorably resolved the client’s claims against 45 hardware manufacturers and a standards setting organization.

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.

Education

University of Texas at Austin (B.S., Chemical Engineering Honors Program, 1990)

University of Texas School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1994)

Licenses & Admissions

Licensed in Texas and California

United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits

United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas

United States District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California

Professional Affiliations

Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Austin Bar Association

Austin Intellectual Property Law Association

American Bar Association

Representative Matters

Currently represent communications hardware company in patent litigation against several integrated circuit manufacturers.

Currently represent communications hardware and software company in patent litigation against numerous manufacturers of camera phones.

Currently represent web analytics provider in trade secret litigation against a competitor.

Currently represent whistleblowers in qui tam litigation involving allegations of fraudulent statements made to federal regulators by a large offshore oil and gas producer.

Represented communications hardware company in patent and antitrust litigation against numerous hardware manufacturers and standards setting organization. All defendants settled favorably for confidential sums.

Represented providers of refurbished microchip manufacturing tools in antitrust litigation against a large tool manufacturer. The matter settled favorably for a confidential sum.

Represented a competitive telephone provider in antitrust litigation against a large Regional Bell Operating Company. The matter settled favorably for a confidential sum.

Defended an underwriter in two securities actions involving alleged violations of Section 10 of the Securities Exchange Act, Section 11 of the Securities Act. The matter settled favorably for the client.

Defended a competitive DSL provider in consolidated 10b-5 class actions regarding public offerings of common stock and convertible debt. The matter settled favorably with no cash payment made by the client.

Defended a multimedia software company and its officers and directors in defense of consolidated 10b-5 class actions in federal district court. The matter settled favorably for the client.

Represented a petroleum refiner and marketer and its directors in a takeover litigation. Successfully enjoined the investors’ consent solicitation statement, allowing the company sufficient time to marshal its shareholder relations efforts and to defeat the takeover.

Defended a competitive telephone voice provider in an action brought under Delaware and Florida law by a public investor alleging a failure of the company to deliver a stock certificate. The matter settled favorably for the client.