Byron Cooper

Byron Cooper litigates technology and business disputes before state and federal district courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the International Trade Commission. Mr. Cooper’s practice includes Inter Partes Reviews and related litigation involving infringement and the validity of patents, license agreements, trade secrets, and other business litigation. He has participated in appeals to the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

Professional Background

Byron Cooper has 25 years of experience litigating technology and business disputes, both for and against some of the largest technology companies. He has served as a litigation partner in several large law firms and was co-leader of the litigation practice group at one firm. Mr. Cooper has experience in a variety of technologies including computers, communications, medical devices, and semiconductors among others. He has spent over seven years at TekLaw litigating patents, trade secrets, license/ technology agreements and other business disputes using his extensive experience and alternative billing to save clients significant legal fees while achieving successful results.

Bar and Court Admissions

Byron Cooper is admitted to practice in California, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.


  • J.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1993
  • M.S.S.M., University of Southern California, 1988
  • B.S., United States Military Academy at West Point, 1986

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution - Litigation
  • Speaker, Expert Witnesses: Maximizing Their Effectiveness
  • Speaker, Litigating Patent Disputes
  • Article, Big Changes in Patent Law, California Lawyer Magazine
  • Speaker, Patent Claim Construction Advanced Legal Forum
  • Speaker, Advanced Licensing Agreements
  • Chair, Litigating Patent Disputes
  • Speaker, GC West Coast Conference
  • Speaker, Patent Enforcement Litigation Strategies
  • Speaker, Pre and Early Stage Patent Litigation
  • Article, Principles Of War Apply to Litigation
  • Article/ Interview, Determining the Scope of an Invention


Byron Cooper has advised clients and litigated over 50 technology disputes since 1993. He has practiced law as an equity partner at several large firms, and represented individual inventors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and companies of every size all the way up to the largest technology companies in the world. He has settled many cases at a very early stage and litigated cases through appeal to the US Supreme Court.


Registered to practice before the US Patent Office since 1995.

  • Patent Procurement
  • Reexaminations
  • Infringement
  • Validity


Practice before US District Courts in California and Texas, and the International Trade Commission.

  • US District Courts
  • International Trade Com.
  • CA State Courts
  • Federal Circuit Appeals


Extensive experience in a wide variety of technologies.

  • Networks
  • Software
  • Video processing
  • Microprocessors
  • Memory Devices

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Contact Information

Byron Cooper
380 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94302

Phone: 650.283.4244

Fax: 650.617.3201

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