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Sean M. Boyle, PhD

Sean M. Boyle, PhD


Silicon Valley
T: +1 650 319 4551
F: +1 650 319 4951

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  • Seattle University School of Law
    JD, magna cum laude, 2005
  • University of Washington
    NIH Fellow, 1996-2003
  • University of Florida
    PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1996
  • University of Florida
    BS, Sigma Xi Fellowship, B. Sc., 1989


  • California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California

Sean Boyle’s practice is concentrated in the areas of patent litigation and complex civil litigation, as well as counseling Life Sciences clients.  Sean has substantial experience litigating patent infringement cases relating to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.  Sean’s experience includes litigation in federal and state courts, as well as appeals to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to his career in law, Sean was a National Institutes of Health fellow at the University of Washington where he studied gene regulation using recombinant adenoviral systems.  Sean has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

Representative Matters

  • Enzo Life Sciences v. Affymetrix Inc., (SDNY). Represented Affymetrix in a patent infringement and breach of distributorship agreement litigation.
  • E8 Pharmaceuticals LLC v. Affymetrix Inc. (Fed. Cir.). Represented Affymetrix in an appeal to the Federal Circuit relating to Reduced Complexity Genomes.
  • Enzo Life Sciences, Inc. v. Affymetrix, Inc. (DDel). Represented Affymetrix in a patent infringement litigation relating to nucleic acid hybridization assays.
  • Illumina, Inc. v. Complete Genomics, Inc. (NDCal). Represented Complete Genomics in a patent litigation relating to nucleic acid sequencing.