Keith E. Broyles

Keith E. Broyles


Alston & Bird LLP

Recognized since 2013

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Patent
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Keith Broyles is the co-leader of Alston & Bird’s Intellectual Property Group. His practice includes all areas of intellectual property litigation and counseling, with particular emphasis on patent litigation, enforcement and appellate work. Mr. Broyles has extensive experience resolving intellectual property disputes involving a wide range of intellectual property issues and technical disciplines, including wireless telecommunications, mechanics, construction products, electronics, computer networks, fluid mechanics and computer software. He has litigated and tried patent cases in federal district courts throughout the country, as well as before the International Trade Commission and the International Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Broyles has also represented clients in appeals before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and has served as lead counsel in numerous inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Broyles is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and, in addition to his litigation practice, has led both ex parte and inter partes patent reexamination proceedings and counseled clients in domestic and international trademark matters.

Location

  • One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
    1201 West Peachtree Street
    Atlanta, GA 30309-3424

Education

  • The George Washington University, J.D., graduated 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia

Affiliations

  • The United States Court of Appeals For the Federal Circuit - Member
  • The United States Supreme Court - Member
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Member

Alston & Bird LLP
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

227 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

99 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Patent

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Patent, Atlanta (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent

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Experience

  • Represent Nokia in the defense of patent infringement claims involving wireless technology/text messaging. Helferich Patent Licensing LLC, v. Nokia Corporation and Nokia Inc., No. 1:11-cv-04681 (N.D. Ill.).
  • Represent Southwire in the prosecution of patent infringement claims against a competitor that makes pre-lubricated conduit and cable. Southwire Company v. Encore Wire Corporation, et al., No. 6:10-cv-330 (E.D. Tex.).
  • Represent Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products in the prosecution of patent infringement claims related to paper towel dispensers. Certain Electronic Paper Towel Dispensing Devices and Components Thereof, ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-718.
  • Represent BPI and Dikar in the defense of patent infringement claims involving muzzle loading firearms. Certain Muzzle-Loading Firearms, ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-777.
  • Represented Nokia in the defense of infringement claims related to wireless telecommunications patents. Certain Mobile Communications and Computer Devices and Components Thereof, ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-704.
  • Represented Amvac and personally argued and obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the defendant over a patent relating to agricultural products. Amvac Chemical Corporation v. Aceto Agricultural Chemicals, No. 1:08-CV-1617 (N.D. Ga.).
  • Represented Nokia in the defense of infringement claims related to wireless telecommunications patents. Certain Mobile Communications and Computer Devices and Components Thereof, ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-710.
  • Represent Southwire in the prosecution of patent infringement claims against a competitor that makes pre-lubricated conduit and cable. Southwire Company v. Cerro Wire Inc., No. 3:08-cv-92 (N.D. Ga.).
  • Represent a subsidiary of Husqvarna AB in the prosecution of patent infringement claims against a competitor that manufactures concrete saws and components. Soff-Cut International Inc. v. Swift Industries Inc., et al., No. 2:08-cv-304 (E.D. Pa.).
  • Defend the world’s largest manufacturer of cell phones in patent infringement litigation. Qualcomm v. Nokia Corporation, et al., No. 2:07-CV-111 (E.D. Tex.).
  • Represented Frosty Bites in a patent infringement action brought by Dippin’ Dots over flash frozen ice cream and obtained a multimillion-dollar recovery of attorney fees in the case. Dippin’ Dots Inc. v. Frosty Bites, et al., No. 3:96-CV-1959 (MDL).
  • Represent YKK’s aluminum products division in the defense of a claim for patent infringement related to storm proof windows. Silver Line Building Products Corporation v. YKK AP America Inc., No. 2:05-CV-03181 (D. N.J.).
  • Personally argued and obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in a patent and trademark infringement case against a Chinese manufacturer of display racks for use at trade shows. Octanorm USA Inc., et al. v. Changzhou Lingtong Exhibition Products Co. Ltd., et al., No. CV-SA-05-0344 (D. Nev.).
  • Represent YKK’s U.S. subsidiary in patent infringement litigation with regard to a special type of zipper. YKK (USA) Inc. v. Salomon S.A., No. 5:03-CV-248 (M.D. Ga.).
  • Represent a U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese electronics firm in patent infringement litigation. Philip S. Jackson v. Uniden America Corporation, et al., No. 99-002 (D. Del.).

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