Both in and out of court, Felicia Boyd has extensive experience in complex IP disputes involving patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade dress. A commonsense counselor who is practical, balanced and direct, Felicia distills even the most complex challenges and technologies down to critical points and action items, regardless of her role as an advocate, arbitrator or mediator.
A past co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, Felicia’s victories as a litigator have included preliminary injunction motions, summary judgment motions, favorable settlements and jury verdicts at trial. A registered patent attorney, Felicia has represented clients in contested proceedings before various branches of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Felicia has played a leading role in scores of IP matters, large and small, for multiple clients over decades of practice. Her experience spans a diverse array of industries, including financial and investment services, medical devices, software, music, pharmaceuticals and manufactured goods. Felicia offers clients significant skill in complex case management and the coordination of global discovery efforts. She effectively designs and implements litigation strategy consistent with client objectives. In addition, Felicia advises on Markman strategy, briefing and argument, and the selection and development of all experts.
Notably, Felicia also serves as an arbitrator and mediator. She is a fellow of the CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), and is a member of LCIA (The London Court of International Arbitration), ArbitralWomen and the complex commercial litigation panel of the American Arbitration Association. Serving as an arbitrator and mediator is an art that requires experience not only in the law, but also hard-earned people skills and the capacity to see beyond adversity. Felicia is appreciated not only for her intellectual prowess, but also for her objectivity, credibility, tact, perseverance, patience, leadership and ability to create synergy among even the most disparate parties.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, International Bar Association Forum for Barristers and Advocates Committee; Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee; North American Regional Forum Committee.
Member, International Trademark Association (INTA) Panel of Trademark Mediators
Chair, INTA Europe, Africa and Middle East Subcommittee of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2016
The Best Lawyers in America, intellectual property, 2009-2019
Who’s Who Legal
Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP nationwide, 2016 and 2019
Chambers USA, IP litigation, 2013-2019
World Trademark Review 1000, 2013, 2017 and 2019
Minnesota Lawyer, Attorneys of the Year, 2013
Minnesota Monthly, Minnesota's Best Lawyers, 2013
Minnesota Super Lawyers, intellectual property and intellectual property litigation, 2014-2018
Minnesota Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women, 2016
Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star, 2015 and 2016
World Intellectual Property Review, IP Leader, 2017
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars, Patent star – Minnesota, 2019