Mr. Stockinger is a Founding Partner at KBS. Prior to founding KBS, Mr. Stockinger was a Partner and Co-Chair of the Antitrust Group at Goldberg, Lowenstein & Weatherwax, a patent and antitrust boutique. Mr. Stockinger practiced for many years at the leading litigation firm, Irell & Manella LLP handling antitrust cases, among others. Mr. Stockinger has trial experience and has litigated cases concerning alleged exclusive dealing involving software for the design and operation of electrical power grids, group boycotts in a semiconductor packaging technology market, refusals to deal in an HIV/AIDS pharmaceutical market, and monopolization in a microprocessor architecture market. Mr. Stockinger has further advised clients concerning antitrust issues relating to the acquisition of intellectual property. He also regularly counsels clients concerning minimum advertised pricing policies, including those applying to internet sales. In addition, Mr. Stockinger has experience litigating other complex business disputes, including trademark infringement and copyright infringement.
Mr. Stockinger has lectured at Loyola Law School's Antitrust course and has served as an adjunct professor teaching students participating in the Giles Sutherland Rich Patent Moot Court, the Vis Moot International Arbitration, and other moot competitions. Mr. Stockinger is a member of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust, Unfair Competition Law and Privacy Section of the State Bar of California. Mr. Stockinger also co-authored with David Kesselman the article "Vertical Price-Fixing: Why California's Per Se Rule Against Resale Price Maintenance is Actually Good for Businesses and Consumers" published in the journal Competition. He is a contributing editor of California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, the leading treatise in California on these subjects, specifically editing the chapter on state antitrust law and intellectual property. Mr. Stockinger has been selected as a "Rising Star" lawyer in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine multiple times.
Before practicing, Mr. Stockinger clerked for the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Stockinger earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School, where he graduated salutatorian, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. He was Chief Articles Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and was awarded Best Oral Advocate at the Willem C. Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration. Mr. Stockinger earned his B.A. in East Asia Studies from Washington & Lee University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Stockinger is conversant in Mandarin, having lived in Beijing for a year. He is Vice President of Live to Love Foundation USA, the U.S. arm of an international consortium providing educational, environmental and humanitarian aid in the Himalayas.
Areas Of Practice
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Unfair Competition
- Breach of Contract
- Trade Secrets
- Patent Damages
- California, 2003
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- U.S. District Court Central District of California
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
- J.D. - 2002
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Honors: Salutatorian
- Honors: Order of the Coif
- Honors: Martin Domke Award for Best Oral Advocate at the Willem C. Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration, 2001
- Washington and Lee University
- B.A. - 1997
- Honors: summa cum laude
- Honors: With Honors
- Major: East Asian Studies
- Beckman Coulter, Inc. v. Quidel Corp., (San Diego Super. Ct.) – Ms. Brantly and Mr. Stockinger represent Defendant Quidel Corp. in this antitrust case brought under California’s Cartwright Act and Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code Section 16600. Beckman alleged that a provision placing restrictions on sales of testing products related to the diagnosis of congestive heart failure in a contract between Beckman and Quidel is an illegal non-compete and unreasonably restrains trade. After the trial court granted summary judgment on Beckman’s Section 16600 claim, the Court of Appeals reversed and the California Supreme Court granted certiorari. The California Supreme Court ultimately transferred the case back to the lower courts after ruling in Ixchel Pharma LLC v. Biogen, Inc., 9 Cal. 5th 1130 (2020), that a non-compete clause between businesses is subject to a rule of reason analysis.
- Power Analytics Corp. v. Operation Technology, Inc. d/b/a ETAP, et al. (D. Del.) – A matter involving antitrust, patent infringement, false advertising and related state law claims filed against our client ETAP (and other defendants) concerning software used in power grids in data centers and nuclear power plants. KBS serves as lead antitrust defense counsel for ETAP.
Honors And Awards
- Selected for inclusion in Los Angeles Magazine's Southern California "Rising Stars"
- “Rising Star”
- 2017 Super Lawyer
Classes And Seminars
- Lectured, Loyola Law School’s Antitrust course
- Adjunct Professor, Giles Sutherland Rich Patent Moot Court
- Adjunct Professor, Vis Moot International Arbitration
- Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Clerk
- Irell & Manella LLP
- Goldberg, Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP, Partner
- Co-authored with David Kesselman, “Vertical Price-Fixing: Why California’s Per Se Rule Against Resale Price Maintenance is Actually Good for Businesses and Consumers” published in the journalCompetition
- Peer-review edits the antitrust and intellectual property chapter in the California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law treatise
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Mandarin Chinese