Christine Yun Sauer
An intellectual property trial lawyer with a chemistry background, Christine Yun Sauer has advised clients on IP disputes, patent office trials, and licensing monetization efforts across a vast range of technologies and industries. She represents plaintiffs and defendants ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies in district court, the PTAB, and the International Trade Commission.
Ms. Yun Sauer is particularly known for her experience in advising clients on the value of their patent portfolios in either litigation or licensing efforts. Ms. Yun Sauer is skilled at evaluating patent portfolios for their market impact and applying econometric techniques and thought in order to isolate the technology’s fair value in litigation and licensing. Ms. Yun Sauer further uses this experience to counsel clients on the development, protection, licensing, acquisition, and divestment of patents and core technology.
In addition to representing clients before the U.S. District Courts and PTAB, Ms. Yun Sauer has experience in the International Trade Commission, particularly as it relates to issues arising from international technology standards, such as licensing and FRAND. She advises her clients on how these fast-changing issues impact everything from licensing discussions to litigation strategy.
A leader within Robins Kaplan LLP, Christine serves as chair of the firm’s Racial, Ethnic, and Diversity Working Group, a member of the diversity-focused LEAD Committee, and a member of the Associate Advancement Committee.