All of our partners and many of our associates come from the intellectual property departments of large firms.  Our partners were partners at top 10 AmLaw firms (for example, Fish & Richardson and Jones Day) 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 260 matters for clients in district and circuit courts throughout the United States as well as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  Our attorneys are admitted to practice in California, New York, Colorado, Florida, and Washington DC, and have appeared in courts from Texas to Massachusetts, from Florida to California, and many states in between.

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 dozens of inter partes review petitions, and has successfully represented clients all the way through appeals from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Turner Boyd attorneys have substantial experience in trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, false advertising, trade secret, and copyright laws.  This experience includes opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as trial court litigation, from the preliminary injunction stage through trial.

Our attorneys have protected our client’s names, brands, domain names, copyright rights and technology against infringement, misappropriation, deceptive trade practices, and counterfeiting, and have also defended against frivolous claims brought by others.  Our experience in these cases includes representing clients offering a wide range of goods and services, from performance motion capture technology used in the film industry, to aggregation software, to automotive services, to addiction rehabilitation centers.

Our attorneys have also litigated and established our clients’ ownership rights in technology and intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights.  In a time when many companies’ most valuable assets are the intellectual property and/or trade secret information that they hold, Turner Boyd has protected those assets, for large and small clients alike.

With the passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act in 2016, and the ever-evolving patent landscape, trade secrets are becoming increasingly important in intellectual property disputes.  Turner Boyd’s attorneys have defended trade secret misappropriation claims in Federal and state court, and 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 the Law.

Of course, not all intellectual property issues involve a courtroom.  Sometimes, the best litigation tool is a well-crafted agreement.  Turner Boyd Counsel Elizabeth Powers focuses on intellectual property transactions, including trademark prosecution (i.e., obtaining trademark registrations), technology licensing and other technology-related agreements, IP due diligence, and general IP strategic counseling.