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Chris Martiniak

Title: John and Elizabeth Boalt Lecturer
Tel: 415-772-6000
Email Address: cmartiniak@cov.com

L.J. Chris Martiniak is a litigation partner at the San Francisco firm of Feldman, Waldman & Kline with nineteen years of commercial litigation experience, emphasizing high technology intellectual property and antitrust disputes. Mr. Martiniak received his J.D. from Boalt Hall in 1974 (Order of the Coif), and his M.A. in Mathematics from University of California at Berkeley in 1975. In law school he externed for Justice Raymond Sullivan of the California Supreme Court. He was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and did extensive graduate course work in Computer Sciences. After law school Mr. Martiniak received a Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship and authored "Political and Constitutional Issues of Electoral Redistricting." He published a manual on deposition practice with Little, Brown and Company in January 1995. He is a member of the American Bar Association sections on Litigation, Antitrust, Science and Technology, and Patent, Trademark and Copyright law; the State Bar Section on Intellectual Property; and the Bar Association of San Francisco Computer Law group. Since 1988, he has been a participant and guest speaker at the IEEE Asilomar Workshop for microcomputer design engineers. He has taught a pretrial litigation practice course at Boalt with his colleague, Robert Borton, since 1982.

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