Bryant (“B.C.”) Boren chairs the firm’s Patent Litigation Practice Group. He has served as the first chair trial lawyer in dozens of high-stakes patent cases throughout the country for AT&T, Verizon, Cisco, Texas Instruments, Sprint, CSC, and many others.
Mr. Boren started trying jury cases in 1980 and began to focus his practice on technology-related litigation soon thereafter. In addition to patent cases, he has served as lead counsel in trade secret, copyright, and trademark matters in state and federal courts, as well as a wide variety of software disputes. Mr. Boren has represented clients in matters relating to such diverse technologies as internet-based advertising, medical devices, videoconferencing hardware and software, hydrocarbon drilling and exploration equipment and techniques, microprocessor architecture, broadcast and IP-based video delivery systems, data aggregation, data processing outsourcing, jet fighter avionics software, database design, digital signal processing, video and audio compression algorithms, wifi networks, computer security, supply chain software, telecommunication services for the deaf and hard of hearing, location-based services, and virtually all mobile telecommunications products and services. He has experience programming in and is familiar with a number of widely-used computer languages.
Mr. Boren was the founding partner-in-charge of the firm’s Palo Alto office, which specifically serves the technology sector.