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About Brian

Brian Boyd is a Principal in Fish & Richardson’s Atlanta office, and is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. He has successfully litigated dozens of high-stakes patent litigation matters in district courts throughout the country, as well as the U.S. International Trade Commission, and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. He is accomplished in all phases of litigation, including depositions, claim construction hearings, expert discovery, pretrial, and trial, and he is recognized for his combination of deep technical knowledge, legal and strategic analysis, and litigation skills. In addition to litigation matters, Mr. Boyd’s practice includes inter partes review (IPR) proceedings in the U.S. Patent Office, due diligence, and counseling on intellectual property licenses and transactions.

Mr. Boyd is an electrical engineer by training, and his litigation and counseling experience covers a wide range of high-tech companies and technologies, including digital and analog circuits, smartphones, cellular standards (e.g., UMTS and LTE), IP telephony, computer architecture, networking, security, websites, flash memory, GPS, and LCD television technologies.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Boyd served as a law clerk for the Honorable Alvin A. Schall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. As an electrical engineer, he gained real-world technical experience working at Schlumberger, where he designed electronics for high temperature drilling applications, and at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, where he developed software and hardware for missile defense systems.

Litigation examples

In the Matter of Certain Consumer Electronics Including Mobile Phones and Tablets II (ITC 2014) (Pender, ALJ): Counsel for Samsung in ITC investigation brought by Complainant Pragmatus Mobile involving wireless communication devices.

Interactive Intelligence, Inc. v. Presence Technology, LLC (N.D. Ga. 2013) (Totenberg, J.): Counsel for Defendant Presence Technology in infringement suit involving contact center software.

NXP B.V. v. Research In Motion Ltd., et al. (M.D. Fl. 2012) (Conway, C.J.): Counsel for Defendant BlackBerry (f/k/a Research In Motion) in patent infringement suit involving BlackBerry devices.

Bose Corp. v. SDI Technologies, Inc., et al. (D. Mass. 2009) (Young, J.): Counsel for Plaintiff Bose Corp. in infringement case involving remote-controlled speaker systems.

SIPCO, LLC v. Control4 Corp., et al. (E.D. Tex. 2010./N.D. Ga. 2010) (Davis, J./Carnes, C.J.): Counsel for defendants Siemens Industry, Inc. and Digi International Inc. in multi-jurisdictional patent infringement case regarding wireless building control and automation systems.

Synchrome Technology Inc. v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., et al. (N.D. Ga. 2009) (Carnes, C.J.): Counsel for Samsung in patent infringement case concerning optical disk drives and interfaces.

LG Elecs., Inc. v. Petters Group Worldwide, LLC, et al. (E.D. Tex. 2008) (Folsom, J.): Counsel for LG Electronics in patent infringement case involving flat-panel televisions.

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Education

J.D. Order of the Coif, Vanderbilt University Law School (2007) Vanderbilt Law Review


B.S. with highest honors, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2003)

Admissions
  • Georgia 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Clerkships

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, The Honorable Alvin A. Schall, 2007 - 2008

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