Louis Wai
Louis WaiAssociate
Louis specializes in intellectual property litigation with an emphasis in patent litigation. He has represented clients in a wide range of technologies, ranging from biotechnology to computer software and hardware. Specific examples of these technologies include:

  • High-throughput DNA sequencing techniques and uses;
  • Methods of using DNA gene markers;
  • Methods of topically applying pharmaceutical compounds;
  • Health care analytics software;
  • Customer data mining processes;
  • Methods of receiving and transmitting data on wireless devices; and
  • Computer mice capable of changing DPI resolution.

In 2018, Louis and a Turner Boyd team secured a summary judgment victory for the defendant in Cave Consulting Group, Inc. v. Truven Health Analytics Inc. They successfully invalidated U.S. Patent No. 8,768,726 and recovered attorneys’ fees for parts of the case. In 2016, Louis and the Better Mouse Company, LLC v. SteelSeries ApS, et al. trial team secured a defense-side victory against a non-practicing entity in the Eastern District of Texas. Louis second-chaired portions of the trial and played a key role in the development and presentation of the invalidity defense.

Louis attended the University of California, Davis School of Law where he graduated in the top 10% of his class. While in law school, Louis served as an Articles Editor of the UC Davis Law Review, participated in the Moot Court program, and received Witkin Awards in his Evidence and International Business Transactions classes.

Before law school, Louis studied microbiology at Imperial College London in England. He graduated with First Class Honors, was in the top 10% of his class, and received the June Mahon Memorial Prize for Excellence in the Study of Immunology. For his Final Year Research Project at Imperial College, Louis purified and extracted a deubiquitinating enzyme from the Malaria parasite.

Prior to joining Turner Boyd, Louis spent a summer clerking at a patent prosecution firm in Orange County and another summer working at the California Law Revision Commission.

  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 2013 (Order of the Coif)
  • Imperial College London, B.S. in Microbiology, 2010

  • Learn About Key Changes in the New California Rules of Professional Conduct in 1 Hour, Turner Boyd’s Fifth Annual California MCLE Program (January 2019)
  • Great SCOTUS, Batman! The Term the Supreme Court Got an IP Bee in Its Bonnet, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Berkeley (2014)