Education and Honors

  • J.D. (with honors), The University of Texas School of Law, 1980
  • B.A. (with highest honors), government, The University of Texas, 1977
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer, 2012 & 2014

    Named Best Lawyers’ 2013 San Francisco Communications Law, “Lawyer of the Year”

    Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2013 for Communications Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property and Litigation-Patent

    Recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer,” 2003-2008

Admissions and Affiliations

State Bar of California

State Bar of Texas

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth and Federal Circuits

United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California

United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

American Bar Association

Dallas Bar Association

Texas Bar Foundation

Bryant C. Boren Jr.


1001 Page Mill Road
Building One, Suite 200
Palo Alto, California 94304-1007
United States


Complex technical and commercial litigation, including patent, trademark and trade secret litigation


B.C. Boren was a founding partner and former partner in charge of the firm’s Palo Alto office. He is a trial lawyer who has tried virtually every kind of civil case. Mr. Boren handles a broad array of intellectual property disputes, including patent, copyright and trademark infringement matters, as well as cases involving software licenses and the misappropriation of trade secrets. He is well-versed in most widely-used operating systems and hardware platforms and has experience programming in several computer languages.

Mr. Boren has been actively involved in computer, software and telecommunications litigation since the early 1980s. He has represented clients in matters relating to Internet-based advertising, neurostimulation devices, videoconferencing hardware and software, microprocessor architectures, mainframe and minicomputer-based software and systems, data processing outsourcing, jet fighter avionics software, database design, digital signal processors, computer network security, digital and analog answering devices, PBX architecture, telecommunications switching hardware and software, a wide range of telecommunications products and services (including voice, data and third-party service provisioning), store and forward technology, automated long-distance service, browser-based mainframe terminal emulation systems, automated teller machines, electronic funds transfers and a number of microcomputer hardware and software systems.