New York, NY, October 30, 2014—FisherBroyles, LLP, the nation’s first and only national full service cloud-based law firm, (FisherBroyles), is continuing its rapid growth in New York with the addition of its newest partner, John Boyd. The former Chief IP Counsel and Ex-Winston & Strawn attorney brings partner-level expertise in Intellectual Property transactions, Patent Prosecution and Litigation.
Boyd brings more than 20 years’ experience in intellectual property to the firm, along with a strong track record of success in intellectual property transactions, due diligence, patent prosecution and litigation. Past clients have included Mars, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Total, L’Air Liquide, Rayonier, Newmont Mining, ATMI, Sony, Hoechst, and United Technologies, in addition to IGEN International, a biotech company acquired by Roche Holding, Ltd. for $1.3 billion in 2004.
“FisherBroyles continues to represent the cutting edge of law firm innovation,” said Boyd. “While traditional law firms continue to struggle to maintain profitability with various sources of overhead costs, a new wave of aggressive, fast-moving firms like FisherBroyles are leveraging technology to deliver an unprecedented level of efficiency and value to clients. It is inspiring to become part of such a diverse group of interesting and talented experienced attorneys.”
John Boyd joins the firm as partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property group.
With the addition of John Boyd to the team, FisherBroyles continues an aggressive growth pattern fueled by a winning business model that combines the efficiencies of a cloud-based law firm with the quality control of a traditional, brick-and-mortar firm.
Among his career highlights, Boyd was a senior intellectual property attorney at Winston & Strawn involved with litigation matters, M&A transactions and patent prosecution. He later served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at fast-paced companies in the biotech industry (IGEN International, Inc. and Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC) and in the semiconductor industry (ATMI, Inc.).
Moreover, he has spoken about intellectual property law at The Society for Biological Screening’s 8th Annual Conference & Exhibition in The Hague, Netherlands and chaired a session at their 10th Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
Boyd’s other distinctions include being sole inventor of a number of patents: U.S. Patent No. 6,484,148 (“Electronic Advertising Device and Method of Using the Same“) and U.S. Patent Nos. 6,963,900; 7,483,946; 7,716,285 and 7,860,929 (“Computer-based Networking Method and System for Performing the Same“) — all of which were sold to third parties in 2010.
Boyd is a member of the New York Bar as well as registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Boyd began his career at the United States Patent and Trademark Office examining patent applications relating to oxide superconductors. He is a graduate of George Mason University’s School of Law and Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. His complete C.V., including publications and speaking engagements, is available at the FisherBroyles website: https://www.fisherbroyles.legal/boyd/
About FisherBroyles, LLP
Founded in 2002, FisherBroyles LLP was the first national, full-service, cloud-based law firm in the country. Our Next Generation Law Firm® has grown to over 100 attorneys in 11 offices nationwide. The FisherBroyles model leverages technology to offer a more cost-effective solution to clients without sacrificing Big Law quality by eliminating unnecessary overhead that does not add value to clients. FisherBroyles has been recognized as a Tier 1 Atlanta firm the last two years by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report and as one of the top law firms in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Visit our website at www.fisherbroyles.legal to learn more about our firm’s unique approach and how we can best meet your needs.
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