Bryan S. Conley


Conley, Bryan S.

Bryan Conley's practice focuses on intellectual property matters at the agency, trial and appellate levels. He has represented clients in multifaceted cases involving a variety of technologies, including semiconductors, smartphones, cellular and wireless communications, high speed data transceivers, pharmaceuticals, speakers and user interfaces. His practice encompasses all facets of litigation strategy and procedure, including pre-suit investigation, pleadings, discovery, depositions, motion practice, licensing, settlement, alternative dispute resolution, related post-grant proceedings, trials, injunction proceedings and appeals. He has experience with jury and bench trials in state courts, Federal Courts, Section 337 matters before the US International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His appellate experience includes appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Conley is also committed to pro bono work. His pro bono work includes representing a death row inmate in post-conviction Rule 32 proceedings before the Alabama Circuit Court, which resulted in a sentence reduction from a death sentence to life in prison without parole. Mr. Conley also participated in the Quincy Bar Advocates program, in which he acted as a duty attorney for the day at Quincy District Court and served as court-appointed counsel for indigent defendants.

While attending Suffolk University Law School, Mr. Conley served as a student attorney with the Suffolk Defenders Clinical Program, where he represented indigent clients in a range of criminal proceedings in district court. In addition to his work with the Suffolk Defenders, Mr. Conley was a judicial intern for the Honorable Scott L. Kafker of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. He was a note editor of the Suffolk University Law Review and captain of the 2006 National Constitutional Law Moot Court national championship team.

Mr. Conley is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by the Boston Bar Association (BBA) as a member of the BBA's Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP) for the 2007-2008 year
  • Recipient of WilmerHale's 2008 Volunteer Appreciation Award
  • J. Braxton Craven Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, 2006 National Champion

Recent Highlights

  • Represent client, a leading US mobile device company, in single-patent litigations related to memory disambiguation in out-of-order execution microprocessors before the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.
  • Represent defendant, a leading US computer and mobile device company, in a two-patent litigation related to speaker technology before the US District Court for the Northern District of California; obtained favorable Final Written Decision in related IPR proceedings, which is currently on appeal to the Federal Circuit.
  • Successfully briefed motion to stay pending inter partes review for client, a leading US processor company, in litigation involving several patents related to plasma processing before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; resulted in subsequent favorable settlement.
  • Obtained favorable Initial and Commission Determinations of no violation for clients, leading US processor and computer companies, in a Section 337 investigation involving six patents before the International Trade Commission, and successfully defended Commission Determination against challenge on appeal.
  • Obtained injunction against competitor in patent infringement case following jury trial and favorable Markman ruling, and successfully defended infringement judgment and injunction against challenge on appeal.
  • Successfully represented client, a leading computer, mobile device and media player company, in Section 337 investigations involving numerous patents before the International Trade Commission and in litigation before the United States District Court of the District of Delaware; resulted in determination of no violation and subsequent favorable settlement.
  • Obtained enjoinment of defendants' ANDA approval following favorable bench trial for client, a leading multinational pharmaceutical company, in ANDA litigation involving patent related to anticoagulant before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Obtained reduction of sentence from a death sentence to life in prison without parole for client, a death row inmate, in post-conviction Rule 32 proceeding before the Alabama Circuit Court.


Professional Activities

Mr. Conley is a member of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) and a member of the Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) Society of Fellows, and has held leadership positions in both organizations. Mr. Conley is currently a member of the BBF Young Lawyers Advisory Committee and previously served on the BBF Junior Fellows Committee. Mr. Conley also served on the BBA's Criminal Law Section Steering Committee and was co-chair of the Public Policy Subcommittee. He was also selected by the BBA as a member of the BBA's Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP), which recognizes and honors newer lawyers who have demonstrated leadership in their community by engaging in public service, pro bono and organized bar activities.

Mr. Conley is also a current Barrister of the Boston Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.

Mr. Conley has delivered educational presentations on patent case best practices, practice before the International Trade Commission, effective case management, the management of document collection and production in large cases and the practical application of the attorney-client privilege.


Community Involvement

As part of WilmerHale's Youth and Education Initiative, Mr. Conley has worked with middle school children, teaching them the basics of litigating a trial, as part of the Legal Apprenticeship Program sponsored by Discovering Justice and Citizen Schools. Mr. Conley continues his work with Citizen Schools today as a member of its Council of Champions.

Publications & News


June 12, 2014

WilmerHale Participates in Annual Lawyers Have Heart Boston 5K

On June 2, a team of 23 attorneys and staff from WilmerHale’s Boston office participated in the 7th Annual Lawyers Have Heart 5K Road Race and Summer Celebration, placing 10th overall among participating organizations.

May 30, 2013

WilmerHale Team Places First in Lawyers Have Heart Boston 5K for Second Consecutive Year

On May 28, a team of WilmerHale lawyers and staff participated in the 6th Annual Lawyers Have Heart 5K Road Race and Summer Celebration and placed first for the second consecutive year.

December 9, 2009

WilmerHale Announces 2010 Promotions

WilmerHale is pleased to announce the firm's 2010 elevations, which will become effective on January 1, 2010. A full list of elevated partners and special counsel can be found at the end of this press release.

September 19, 2007

WilmerHale's Conley Selected as Boston Bar Association Public Interest Leader for 2007-8


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JD, summa cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 2006, Note Editor, Suffolk University Law Review; Team Captain, J. Braxton Craven Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, 2006 National Champions

BA, Communications, Boston College, 2003

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