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Lynch, Brice

Brice Lynch

Of Counsel
Direct Tel: +1 650-801-5104
Silicon Valley
Tel: +1 650 801 5000 Fax: +1 650 801 5100

Brice Lynch is of counsel in Quinn Emanuel’s Silicon Valley office, where he has worked since joining the firm in 2012.  Brice’s practice focuses on complex, high-stakes, commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes, with an emphasis on patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, breach of license and other contract actions, and litigations involving complex technologies.  Brice has represented plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as before the International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington D.C. on behalf of complainants and respondents, and has also represented both petitioners and patent owners in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO, including in inter partes review and re-examinations.  He also has experience in AAA and ICDR arbitrations.  Brice also advises on IP portfolio strength and development, prelitigation strategy, and intellectual property risk assessments.

Litigating complex technologies is Brice’s strength.  He has represented clients in fields including semiconductor fabrication, semiconductor design and operation, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), computer operating and data storage systems, wireless communications and standards, printer technology, DNA printing, industrial binders, LEDs, automated image recognition, and appliances, to name a few.  Prior to law school, Brice worked as an engineer.

A few notable matters for Brice include:

  • Representing Samsung Electronics in a week-long jury trial in Marshall, Texas for alleged patent infringement where Brice put on Samsung’s technical witness resulting in a complete defense verdict.
  • Representing Samsung Electronics in an inter partes review against an asserted patent where Brice handled all aspects of the IPR including oral argument resulting in a successful finding that all challenged claims were invalid.
  • Representing ASM International as lead associate in international arbitration breach of patent license dispute with Kokusai Electric resulting in a post-award settlement payment to ASM of $61 million.
  • Representing ASM International as lead associate in cross-border patent enforcement proceedings against Kokusai Electric resulting in $115 million settlement to ASM.
  • Represented IBM in a patent infringement case in the district court and at the Federal Circuit where the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court ruling obtained at the claim construction stage that all the patent claims asserted by plaintiff were indefinite. Opinion available here.
  • Represented BlackBerry as a plaintiff in a design patent, utility patent and trade dress infringement case against Typo Products, relating to a keyboard case sold by Typo that copied the design of BlackBerry’s iconic physical keyboard.  Successfully obtained a preliminary and permanent injunction against the defendant.

Brice received his law degree from The George Washington Law School with honors, where he was a member of the George Washington International Law Review.  He received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

  • Samsung
  • IBM
  • ASM
  • Google
  • Johns Manville
  • BlackBerry
  • Twist Bioscience
  • TCL
  • NantWorks
  • Memjet
  • The George Washington University Law School
    (J.D., with Honors, 2012)
  • University of California, San Diego
    (B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2008)
  • The State Bar of California
  • United States Court of Appeals:
    • Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court:
    • Northern District of California
    • Central District of California
    • Southern District of California
  • Ares Corporation:
    • Engineer
  • International Patent Harmonization: Creating a Binding Prior Art Search Within The Patent Cooperation Treaty, 44 Geo. Wash. Int’l L. Rev. 403.