David J. Byer - K&L Gates

David J. Byer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 617-261-3115

Mr. Byer is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice group.  Mr. Byer concentrates on intellectual property counseling and litigation, particularly on issues relating to copyright, trademark, cyberlaw and licensing.  He assists companies involved in the technology, biotechnology, publishing, manufacturing, entertainment and electronics industries to develop and exploit robust intellectual property assets in the United States and around the world.  Mr. Byer represents both licensors and licensees of world-famous brands and content across a range of industries, and he counsels those clients on advertising, promotion, and marketing issues.  Mr. Byer also advises clients on the complex issues of copyright and internet-based law, including questions concerning content, search, domain names, data protection and privacy.

Mr. Byer litigates copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, advertising and unfair competition cases in courts and agencies around the United States. He also advises investors, underwriters and companies on enforcement and infringement risks.

The Johns Hopkins UniversityBA Cornell UniversityMA Stanford Law SchoolJ.D.

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Client Comments

"David Byer is the best IP lawyer I have ever encountered. He has a profound knowledge of IP across different industries."

Office Location

State Street Financial Center
One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111-2950
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Copyright Law of the Boston Metro Area
David J. Byer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Copyright Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Patent Law