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Barnes & Thornburg LLP Expands Minneapolis Office With Addition of Felicia Boyd
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Nationally Recognized Intellectual Property Litigator Leads Growth of Minneapolis Office
Minneapolis, MN -- Barnes & Thornburg LLP announced today that Felicia J. Boyd has joined the Minneapolis office as a partner in the Intellectual Property practice. Boyd joins the firm from Faegre & Benson LLP, where she was a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark and Brand Management practices.
Boyd focuses her practice on complex intellectual property litigation, leading plaintiff and defense litigation on a wide variety of claims related to patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade dress. Her litigation experience spans several industries, including medical devices, software, music, pharmaceuticals and manufactured goods, and includes victories on behalf of clients in preliminary injunction motions, summary judgment motions, favorable settlements, and jury verdicts at trial.
Boyd has extensive experience in complex case management, having played a lead role in large patent infringement matters for several organizations, including Guidant Corporation, Genetic Technologies Inc. and the University of Minnesota. She has also represented the Business Software Alliance, Microsoft, ASCAP, Motion Picture Association of America, Macromedia and the Recording Industry Association of America, among others, in copyright litigation.
Drawing on Barnes & Thornburg's deep, national intellectual property experience for her clients, Boyd will continue to expand her national intellectual property practice as well as bolster the same capabilities in the firm's Minneapolis office.
"Felicia is highly skilled and one of a select group of nationally recognized intellectual property attorneys based in Minneapolis," said Howard Rubin, Managing Partner of Barnes & Thornburg's Minneapolis office. "Barnes & Thornburg's value-focused platform and strong, national intellectual property practice are a great match for her clients. We welcome her to the Minneapolis office and know she'll be an important resource for our clients moving forward as we continue to grow our presence here."
The firm already has an established intellectual property group of more than 80 attorneys, making it one of the largest groups in the country as part of a full-service firm.
"I am excited to be joining Barnes & Thornburg and its robust and thriving intellectual property practice," Boyd said. "I am eager to get better acquainted with the rest of the attorneys across the firm with the opportunity to contribute to the group's leadership and growth."
Boyd is the latest lateral attorney to join Barnes & Thornburg this year as the firm continues the strategic expansion of its leading practice groups across the country. Year to date, the firm has added eight lateral attorneys, led by the recent arrival of well-recognized energy transaction attorneys William Ewing and Michael Lueder in Atlanta, and prominent public policy attorney C. David Paragas in Columbus, Ohio.
Firm growth this year follows a busy 2009 when Barnes & Thornburg bucked the trend in the legal industry by adding 70 attorneys and completing a series of growth moves, led by the addition of four new offices in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Columbus, and Delaware. Those moves accounted, in part, for the firm's nearly 14 percent increase in revenue last year.
A registered patent attorney with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, Boyd is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, International Trademark Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association and Minority Corporate Counsel Association. She also is a former editorial board member of The Bulletin, the official publication for the International Trademark Association.
With nearly 540 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg LLP is one of the 100 largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from its offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio and Washington, D.C.
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