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  • Education
    • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2008
    • B.S., University of California-Los Angeles, 2004, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • California
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Barrington Dyer takes a creative and strategic approach to resolving intellectual property disputes for startups and Fortune 500 companies. He is dedicated to helping clients solve their most complex issues related to the establishment and protection of their intellectual property. Barrington has experience representing clients in a variety of high technology industries, including computer networking devices, semiconductor devices, computer memory, smartphones, mobile apps, computer software and internet-related technologies. He has represented clients in patent, copyright, and trade secret disputes in federal court, and litigated patent validity before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. 

Prior to becoming an attorney, Barrington worked for a media technology company developing a video-on-demand content delivery and management system for content providers. He applies his experience as an engineer when counseling clients on technological issues that intersect with the law.
  • Represented a golf company in a copyright and patent infringement action involving golf club designs before Judge Beeler in the Northern District of California. Obtained a favorable settlement for client on all claims.
  • Represented an insurance company in a patent infringement action involving a patent on flash memory technology before Judge Illston in the Northern District of California. After conducting a Markman hearing, the Court construed the terms of the patent favorably to client. The case is not yet scheduled for trial.
  • Represented a provider of load balancing and cybersecurity services in a patent infringement action involving seven patents on computer networking technologies before Judge Whyte in the Northern District of California. After a three week trial, the jury returned a unanimous verdict and determined that the infringement on client’s patents was willful. After trial, the Court entered judgement in favor of client for $6.9 million and issued a permanent injunction against their competitor. Competitor’s patent and trade libel counterclaims were dismissed with prejudice before trial and they accepted client’s offer for judgement in the amount of $40,000 on their claim that client had violated a patent license.
  • Represented a provider of load balancing and cybersecurity services in a patent infringement action involving three patents on computer networking technologies before Judge Whyte in the Northern District of California. The case settled favorably after the court construed the claims and denied competitor’s summary judgment motions of non-infringement and invalidity.
  • Represented a video game company against allegations of trade secrets, breach of contract and trademark infringement by Plaintiff in a case argued before Judge Gonzales-Rogers in the Northern District of California. At issue were 15 trade secrets regarding double data rate dual in-line memory module (DDR DIMM) technology and related breach of contract and trademark allegations. Rather than awarding Plaintiff the $6.5 million in damages it had sought, the jury awarded nominal damages of $2 on the Lanham Act claims. The court subsequently lifted a ban on client’s sale of chips used in data storage products from other providers, saying the injunction was not justified.
  • Defended a consumer electronics company in an ITC investigation brought by a competitor against defendant’s mobile phones and tablets. Obtained dismissal and non-infringement on eight of the 10 asserted patents before the parties reached a worldwide settlement.
  • Represented a video game company in bringing three IPRs against a competitor. The PTAB instituted a review of all petitioned claims and found them invalid.
  • Represented an information intelligence company against multiple parties in a patent suit regarding automated valuation model software in the Eastern District of Texas.  Obtained favorable settlements from all but one of the defendants.
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May 24, 2018
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The Impact of Transformative Technologies on IP Licensing and New Tech Transactions
Presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel San Francisco Bay Area ACC-SFBA April CLE Program 
April 24-25, 2018
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Legal Issues with Blockchain Token Transactions
Presenter, The Bar Association of San Francisco 
April 11, 2018