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Christopher J. Beal

Christopher J. Beal | Partner
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Cris Beal concentrates in litigating complex commercial litigation, antitrust, unfair competition, and trade secret claims in federal and state courts, primarily in California. He has substantial discovery, motion, and trial practice, including bringing two matters to successful jury verdict.  Prior to joining Dillon Miller Ahuja & Boss, Mr. Beal was an associate with the law firm DLA Piper.

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Unfair Competition
  • Trade Secret Claims

Representative Matters

  • SMRT v. ResMed, et al. – Defense of antitrust, unfair competition, and related interference claims
  • Oracle v. Myriad; Myriad v. Oracle – Breach of contract, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition claims relating to licensing dispute; defense of breach of contract and claims related to breach of purported FRAND obligations
  • United Brands v. Anheuser Busch – Trademark, trade dress, copyright, and related claims
  • Representation of company in connection with criminal investigations in United States, European Union, and Canada concerning alleged price fixing
  • Qualcomm v. Broadcom; Broadcom v. Qualcomm – Patent, antitrust, and follow-on antitrust claims by other parties involving wireless communication technologies and conduct before standard setting organizations
  • REMEC v. Powerwave Technologies – Declaratory relief action arising from asset purchase agreement for wireless product lines; defense of cross-claims for indemnity
  • inter@ctivate v. Cubic – Defense of breach of contract claims arising from teaming agreement
  • Matatipac v. Ocean Garden Products – Defense of breach of contract claims, interference with contract, and unfair competition claims
  • Zoran v. DTS – Antitrust and patent misuse claims relating to conduct within standard setting organization
  • ESI v. Uniplast – Cross-claims for breach of contract and defense of breach of warranty claims relating to sale of industrial equipment

Professional Associations

  • American Inns of Court (Louis M. Welsh Chapter)
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Christopher J. Beal | Partner


  • Stanford Law School, Stanford, California
    • J.D. - 2001
  • University of Kansas
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: University and Departmental Honors
  • University of Arizona
    • M.A. - 1997
    • Major: English Literature

Bar Admissions

  • California