All of our partners and many of our associates come from the intellectual property departments of large firms.  Our partners were partners at Day Casebeer, Fish & Richardson, Jones Day, Foley & Lardner, and Kirkland & Ellis before choosing to join Turner Boyd.  Many of our lawyers, partners and associates alike, have also held positions in federal district courts and the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Our attorneys have extensive federal court experience.  Since forming in 2008, Turner Boyd has handled over 120 matters for clients in district and circuit courts throughout the United States.  Our attorneys are admitted to practice in California, New York, Florida, and Washington DC, and have appeared in courts from Texas to Massachusetts, from Florida to California, and many states in between.

While many patent litigation firms now talk about inter partes and other post grant review procedures, Turner Boyd has filed numerous inter partes review petitions, and is now representing clients in the first appeals from the Patent Trial and Appeals Board before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Turner Boyd focuses its practice on patent litigation.  Our attorneys have litigated patent claims in courts around the country, from California to New York and Massachusetts, and Colorado to Texas.  We have handled numerous cases in the primary patent district courts, including the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and of course, the Northern District of California.

Many of our attorneys have technical degrees and are registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Other of our attorneys have held positions as law clerks in federal district and appellate courts, including the Federal Circuit, where all appeals from patent cases are heard.

Our knowledge and experience in this specific area of the law enables us to be strategic in how we handle our cases, by focusing on the issues that will make a difference in each particular case.  We know the inside of the box well, which enables us to think outside of the box when it is appropriate.

While many patent litigation firms now talk about inter partes and other post grant review procedures, Turner Boyd has filed numerous inter partes review petitions, and is now representing clients in the first appeals from the Patent Trial and Appeals Board before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

With the addition of partner Matt Smith in July 2013, Turner Boyd committed to this part of our practice.  Matt is a patent litigator who specializes in complex USPTO procedures.  Patent challenge proceedings at the USPTO are increasingly important and can be very efficient if handled correctly.  Matt literally “wrote the book”: he is the author of the treatise ”Inter Partes Reexamination 2d,” published by West (a Thomson Reuters business), as well as the forthcoming “Inter Partes Review,” also published by West.  He is also the author of the e-book “Design Patents” and the chapter “Foreign Discovery” for the BNA “Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook.”  With Matt on board, we can now offer our clients the ability to conduct patent litigation in the federal courts as well as with proceedings before the USPTO in Washington.

For technologies that fall outside of patent protection but that are important to a client, a trade secrets claim may be a viable option.  Turner Boyd’s attorneys have experience identifying and counseling clients on maintaining their trade secrets, and seeking relief from theft of trade secrets, including in the context of departing employees.  Karen Boyd taught the course “Patents and Trade Secrets” at University of California’s Hastings College of Law.

Turner Boyd, and Julie Turner in particular, has a reputation for helping clients when they most need it, either to avoid or handle unexpected litigation issues.

We recognize that there are important and oftentimes critical business issues that relate to your litigation strategies, and work with our clients to make certain that business concerns are appropriately considered as an important factor when advising and representing our clients.

There are times that being involved in litigation, either as a plaintiff or defendant, can become overwhelming to a business, particularly a small business.  Turner Boyd is proud to have helped business owners in such circumstances resolve their legal issues in the best possible way for their business, whether that involves going forward strategically and creatively, or settling the matter so that our clients can get back to what they do best: running their own successful businesses.