Wayne L. Stoner

Wayne L. Stoner

Retired Partner

Wayne Stoner was a partner in the firm's Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation and Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Practice Groups. He joined the firm in 1986 and was Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group from 2000 to 2007. He retired in 2018.


Mr. Stoner's practice focused on patent litigation and strategy, including leading many jury and bench trials and appeals. He represented a broad range of clients of all sizes in numerous cases involving diverse technologies such as lasers, medical devices, semiconductor processing, integrated circuits, banking, electrochemistry, separation technology, and telecommunications. He practiced in courts nationwide and before the US International Trade Commission.

Professional Activities

  • Faculty, Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Program


  • Successful representation of the prevailing party in a case of first impression in the Federal Circuit

  • Successful representation of a publicly-traded company in litigation involving 18 patents before the US International Trade Commission and United States District Court for the Northern District of California

  • Representation of a publicly-traded company in a case involving 11 patents in the Eastern District of Texas

  • Representation of a publicly-traded company in a case involving 11 patents in the District of Delaware


  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2013–2019 editions of Best Lawyers in America for his litigation - patent practice and named Boston Litigation—Patent Lawyer of the Year for 2019
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts leader in the intellectual property field in the 2005, 2006, 2008–2018 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Recommended in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 United States in the area of intellectual property: patent litigation: International Trade Commission
  • Named a "New England Super Lawyer" (formerly "Massachusetts Super Lawyer") in intellectual property litigation in Boston Magazine, 2004–2019 editions
  • Named a 2013 leading practitioner in patent law by IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners and listed in the 2011 edition of IAM 250: The World's Leading Patent Litigators
  • Highly recommended in the PLC Cross-border IP in Business Transactions Handbook 2008/09
  • Highly Recommended for his intellectual property practice in the 2007–08 edition of the PLC IP & IT Cross-Border Handbook

Insights & News


  • Education

    • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1986

      Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
    • BA, Economics, University of Denver, 1983

      Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts