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Legal Expertise

Boyle, PLLC

Jim Boyle, the founder of Boyle, PLLC, has actively participated in hearings and proceedings before a wide variety of jurisdictional bodies, including: hearings and proceedings before U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  

In U.S. District Court, Jim has addressed complex discovery issues, jurisdictional questions, summary judgment, and Markman hearings.  Jim also represented multiple clients in the largest Multi-District Litigation patent case in history, which involved over 250 defendants and over 40 asserted patents, taking and defending depositions, and participating in all aspects of discovery.  

Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), Jim led a team that successfully defended a patent owner in two Inter Partes Review proceedings, where the final decision of the PTAB was that all challenged claims were held valid.

Jim has also rendered opinions addressing dozens of complex patents, and has negotiated patent license agreements for dozens of clients.

For over twenty years, Jim has prepared and prosecuted patents related to complex electrical, chemical and physics-based technology and processes. Prior to establishing Boyle, PLLC,  Jim was a partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, & Dunner L.L.P.

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• In re Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litigation, (C.D. Cal.). Represented FedEx in litigation in the district courts and on appeal in complex multi-district patent litigation regarding interactive call processing systems. 
• In re Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp Inverter Circuits, 337-TA-666 (ITC). Represented Monolithic Power Systems in a patent infringement investigation relating to power inverter technology. 
• Recognized by The Legal 500 for Patent Prosecution (including Reexamination and Post-grant Proceedings), 2016. 

Legal Education

• University of Virginia Law School J.D., 1999 

Professional Activities

• American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law (vice chair, Nanotechnology Committee, 2010-2011; chair, Nanotechnology Committee, 2008-2010) 
•  American Intellectual Property Law Association 


• Virginia 
• District of Columbia 
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit 
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit 
• U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 

Related Professional(s)

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