David C. Doyle - Morrison & Foerster LLP

David C. Doyle

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 858-720-5139

David Doyle is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group and a first-chair trial lawyer whose practice focuses exclusively on patent litigation disputes for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and other technology companies. He has a wealth of jury trial experience in patent cases, including numerous multi-week jury trials in the past five years. Boasting a truly nationwide practice, Mr. Doyle has served recently as lead trial counsel in patent cases in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, Delaware, Colorado, Nevada and California. He is leader of the firm’s Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation group, and his latest patent trial was an ANDA case in the Southern District of New York in September/October 2013. He also has a long and distinguished track record of serving as lead appellate counsel in cases before the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Doyle was named Best Lawyer’s “San Diego Litigation – Patent Lawyer of the Year” for 2013, an honor given to a single lawyer in the metropolitan area. He was named a 2011 BTI Client Service All-Star by corporate counsel in recognition of his excellence in client service, and was honored in The National Law Journal’s2010 Winning list of the nation’s most accomplished trial lawyers. He is perennially selected as a top IP lawyer in the United States by Chambers USA, was selected for the ninth year in a row as a top IP attorney by his peers in Best Lawyers in America 2014, is recommended by Legal 500 US 2014, and in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013 was ranked as one of the top 10 IP lawyers in the United States by U.S. Lawyer Rankings. In 2013, The Daily Journal named Mr. Doyle one of the Top 75 IP Litigators in California, and every year since 2005, both The San Diego Daily Transcript and The Los Angeles Times have recognized Mr. Doyle as one of Southern California’s leading IP attorneys.

Mr. Doyle is also active in community legal interests. He is chairman of the board of directors for the Kyoto Prize Symposium, a legal, corporate and scientific organization that recognizes international scientific achievement. Upon invitation by the U.S. District Court, he also has chaired three magistrate selection committees for the Southern District Court of California and serves on the Court's Patent Local Rules Committee.

Mr. Doyle holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of California at San Diego and a J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.

University of California, Los Angeles, School of LawJ.D. University of California, San DiegoBA

Office Location

12531 High Bluff Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130-2040
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Patent of the San Diego Metro Area
David C. Doyle has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent