Justin F. Boyce, a former aerospace engineer, litigates patent cases on behalf of sophisticated companies in the electronics, semiconductor, and computer industries. He has experience in a number of federal courts, having handled all phases of patent litigation, from pre-filing investigations through trial.
Mr. Boyce also has a strong patent prosecution background, having devoted the first five years of his legal career to strategic patent counseling and prosecution in the areas of computer hardware and software, communications networks, optics, electronic circuitry, semiconductor device fabrication, and mechanical devices.
- University of Massachusetts, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1988, Member of Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)
- Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1995
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Central District of California
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- In re Certain Voltage Regulator Circuits, Components Thereof and Products ContainingSame, Investigation No. 337-TA-564, Enforcement Proceeding (International Trade Commission). Representing Respondent, Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc., in a patent infringement suit relating to voltage regulator circuitry. Ongoing.
- The Quantum World Corp. v. Atmel Corp. et al. (United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas). Represented Defendant, Lenovo (United States), Inc., in a patent infringement suit relating to hardware random number generator technology. Settled.
- Pitchware, Inc. v. Monster Worldwide, Inc. et al. (United States District Court, Northern District of California). Represented defendant Monster Worldwide, owner of the Internet job site Monster.com, in a patent infringement suit relating to electronic commerce. Case was dismissed without any settlement payment or other conditions.
- Acer Inc. et al. v. Hewlett-Packard Co. (United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin). Represented Acer in an action involving multiple patents on various computer-related technologies, including computer graphics systems, I/O systems, device drivers, and power management. Settled.
- Abstrax, Inc. v. Dell, Inc. and Gateway, Inc. (United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas). Represented defendant Gateway, Inc. in a patent suit relating to automated manufacturing methods. Settled.
- Synopsys, Inc. v. Magma Design Automation, Inc., Corp. (U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, District of Delaware). Represented electronic design automation company Synopsys, Inc. in a five-patent infringement case against Magma Design Automation. Settled.
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