Turner Boyd is built on one simple proposition: provide the expertise and quality of a large firm with the personalized service and value of a small firm.
Our partners have successfully litigated critical intellectual property cases in large law firms, both for and against Fortune 100 companies. We founded Turner Boyd in 2008 to offer that same quality of legal services to both established and emerging companies.
We litigate with focus, efficiency, and creativity. There are other ways to practice law, but we believe that our approach better serves our clients and is more satisfying to us as lawyers. We like it that way. You will, too.
Turner Boyd welcomes Robert Kent
Monday, October 29th, 2012
Turner Boyd is pleased to announce that Robert J. Kent has joined the firm as an associate in our Intellectual Property litigation practice. He joins the firm from Fish & Richardson’s Silicon Valley office.
“Robert has great depth of experience in many aspects of computer software and hardware, from databases and web programming to hard drive manufacturing methods. We are looking forward to Robert’s technical curiosity and business sense gained from his years in industry,” said co-founding Partner Karen Boyd.
Robert earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he worked on the Journal of Law and Technology. He received his B.A. with a dual major in Computer Science and English from Kalamazoo College. He is a member of the California Bar and is admitted to practice in the Northern and Central Districts of California, and the District of Colorado.
Zhuanjia Gu joins Turner Boyd team
Monday, October 8th, 2012
Turner Boyd is pleased to announce that Zhuanjia Gu has joined the firm as an associate in our Intellectual Property litigation practice. She joins the firm after practicing intellectual property litigation in the Silicon Valley offices of Perkins Coie LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
“Zhuanjia comes to us with patent prosecution and litigation experiences in various venues including the United States Patents and Trademark Office, the federal courts, and the International Trade Commission. As a patent practitioner, she has held discovery and strategic roles on cases involving various technological fields such as image processing, cryptography, memory fabrication, and silicon heat processing. We appreciate Zhuanjia’s energy and enthusiasm and believe that her technical and legal background makes her a natural fit for Turner Boyd,” said co-founding Partner Julie Turner.
Ms. Gu earned her J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where she worked on the Communications and Entertainment Law Journal. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with her B.S. in Electric Engineering & Computer Science, she was admitted to the Patent Bar and worked as a patent agent between 2001 and 2003. She is a member of the California and District of Columbia Bars, and is admitted to practice in the District of Colorado, as well as the Northern, Central , and Southern Districts of California.
It’s Official — the Turner Boyd Partners Are Super!
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
The firm was gratified to learn that all three of our partners — Karen Boyd, Josh Masur, and Julie Turner — were named to the 2011 Northern California “Super Lawyers” list for Intellectual Property Litigation.
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“Reexamining Reexamination”: Karen Boyd Moderates Patent Law Panel
Monday, February 13th, 2012
Karen Boyd moderated a panel on reexaminations at the 12th Annual Silicon Valley Advanced Patent Law Institute. Ms. Boyd is a regular speaker at this conference, and has been on its planning committee from its early years. The panel, entitled “Reexamining Reexamination: Past, Present, and Future” included prosecutors, litigators, and in-house attorneys. The panel addressed how reexaminations have changed over the last decade, and what the future looks like for post-grant review and the new reexamination guidelines.
Each year, the Silicon Valley Advanced Patent Law Institute brings together hundreds of IP lawyers and judges from across the country. Presented by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at UC Berkeley, the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology, and the University of Texas School of Law, the conference explores the cutting edge of patent law from a variety of perspectives.