Bill Boice joined the firm as a litigation partner in June 1980. Mr. Boice has substantial trial experience representing significant corporate clients in a wide variety of cases. His trial practice is focused on complex litigation including patent and trade secret litigation, class actions, business torts and other business litigation. Mr. Boice has tried cases in courts throughout the United States and has argued appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits, as well as The Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

Mr. Boice is a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He is listed in the 2015 and the six years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in Intellectual Property and General Commercial Litigation. Mr. Boice is also named a 2014 "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" and listed for Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Law in 2017 and the 14 years immediately preceding by The Best Lawyers in America®. He was recognized in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for 2009, 2011 and 2014. Mr. Boice is also recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Litigation and Business Litigation in 2009, for Intellectual Property Litigation in 2015 and the five years immediately preceding, and as a Top 100 Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. He was named to Georgia Trend's "Legal Elite" list in 2014 and the five years immediately preceding. He was named a top patent practitioner in 2016 and the four years immediately preceding by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. In 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Mr. Boice was recognized in Benchmark: Litigation as a Georgia "Litigation Star." In 2013, he was named to The International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers. Mr. Boice is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member

Bleckley Inn of Court, Member

State Bar of Georgia, Member


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1974)
  • Emory University, B.A., Economics (1968)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1974)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court

Who We Are

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William H. Boice

Experience Highlights

Verizon Services Corp. v. Cox Fibernet Va., Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Cox Communications, which was accused of infringing a competitor’s patents relating to more
Nike Inc. v. adidas America Inc.
Lead counsel defending adidas in a patent infringement suit brought by Nike in the Eastern District of Texas more
TecSec Inc. v. IBM Corp., et al.
Lead Counsel for Cisco in a patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Virginia. The plaintiff asserted 11 patents related to more
GTZM Technology Ventures LTD v. Cox Communications Inc. and CSC Holdings LLC, et al.
Represented Cox Communications, Inc. and CSC Holdings, LLC in a patent infringement suit in the District of Delaware involving modem technology. The more