Chris Gibson is a founder of the firm and specializes in litigation, with a focus on intellectual property. Mr. Gibson has tried more than sixty cases in state and federal courts throughout California, including actions for patent, copyright and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, antitrust, and breach of contract. He was named a Northern California Super Lawyer in intellectual property litigation.
Mr. Gibson graduated from Stanford University in 1970. After teaching, working in construction, running a political campaign, and leading wilderness expeditions, he entered law school at the University of California at Davis and graduated in 1976. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Young Lawyers' Association and the Sacramento County Bar Association. He is a charter member and Master in the American Inn of Court chapter at the University of California at Davis, where he meets regularly with local judges, law professors, and prominent attorneys to promote legal professionalism. He has taught courses at the law school at the University of California at Davis, presented programs on intellectual property issues for California Continuing Education of the Bar and other groups, and leads seminars for local business organizations like the Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Gibson has been married since 1977 to Dr. Patrice Gibson, a professor of anthropology. They have two adult children.