Christian Hurt Partner Phone: 903.230.9090 Email: churt@davislaw.com

Christian Hurt

Christian Hurt is a courtroom attorney with a background in intellectual property disputes, primarily patent litigation.  He is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  Christian has also worked on matters involving contract claims, legal malpractice, personal injury, and claims against international banks under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Christian has significant experience before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  He served as a law clerk for two Federal Circuit judges and regularly briefs and argues appeals before that court.

Christian has also briefed and argued cases in district courts across the country.  He has argued dozens of district court hearings relating to claim construction and technology tutorials, patent-eligible subject matter, dispositive motions, and key procedural issues.  In addition to representing private litigants, Christian tried fifteen jury trials as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Houston and has served as a court-appointed technical advisor.  Christian began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Leonard E. Davis of the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Texas.

Prior to joining the Davis Firm, Christian practiced law at a national contingency fee law firm.

Education

J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law, 2007

B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2003

Professional Honors

  • Law clerk to the Honorable Leonard E. Davis, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Alan D. Lourie, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Kimberly A. Moore, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly, 2016-2017

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn American Inn of Court
  • Dallas Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Speaking Engagements

“Affirmative and Defensive IP Strategies in an Unstable Legal Environment,” Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference, Plano, Texas (October 4, 2017)

“The Patent Trial & Appeal Board Matures – Recent PTAB Rulemaking, Judicial Caseload and The Patent Process,” Federal Circuit Bar Association, Webcast, Washington, D.C. (February 17, 2016)

“What the Court is Actually Looking for In An Advocate (and Why It Does Not Need to be the Most Senior Partner),” Federal Circuit Bar Association, Transitions: The Profession and the Next Generation, Plano, Texas (January 21, 2016)

“Where to Bring Suit After the America Invents Act,” State Bar of Texas 10th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course, San Antonio, Texas (July 18, 2014)