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Roger S. Borovoy

Of Counsel


Roger S. Borovoy is Of Counsel in the Silicon Valley office. His practice is primarily in patent infringement and licensing. Mr. Borovoy was previously counsel at Brown & Bain (1987-1995). Prior to beginning his private practice, he joined Ben Rosen and L.J. Sevin in the venture capital partnership which started Compaq Computer Corporation (now part of HP) and Lotus Development (1-2-3)(now part of IBM). He raised and invested $60,000,000 in high technology electronics start-up companies, and served on six boards of directors (1983-1987). He was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Intel (1974-1983), and before that, Patent Counsel of the Fairchild Camera Instrument Corporation (1963-1974), where he prevailed in a very important interference on the invention of the integrated circuit.

At Fish during the last sixteen years, Mr. Borovoy has spent the bulk of his time defending infringement accusations against cell phone manufacturers. He has negotiated many license agreements in this technology, to the complete satisfaction of his clients, with industry-leading companies and with "non-practicing entities." He has made in-depth evaluations of numerous patent portfolios in many aspects of mobile handset technology, including the portfolios of LSI (formerly Agere Systems), Intellectual Ventures, Mosaid, Core Wireless, Stanford University, Broadcom, Qualcomm, Guardian Media, Philips, Kodak, Golden Bridge, AT&T, DataQuill, Digicomm, Dicam and Wi-Lan.


  • California 1961
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office 1961

Other Distinctions

Lectures extensively in the fields of trade secret protection and alternative dispute resolution. Taught a three-unit course in Patent Law at Stanford Law School.

Recognized as a 2013 Top Rated - AVĀ® PreeminentTM Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law.


  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1956
    Chemical & Electrical Engineering, Business
  • JD, Harvard Law School 1959