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Wayne L. Stoner

Partner

Stoner, Wayne L.

Wayne Stoner is 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.

Practice

Mr. Stoner's practice focuses on patent litigation and strategy, including leading many jury and bench trials and appeals. He has 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 practices in courts nationwide and before the US International Trade Commission.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2013-2018 editions of the Best Lawyers in America for his litigation - patent practice
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts leader in the intellectual property field in the 2005, 2006, 2008-2017 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, 2004-2017 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

Publications & News

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August 16, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers Named Among the 2018 Best Lawyers in America®, Nine Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers in America®—the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal industry—recognizes 107 WilmerHale lawyers and names nine partners as Lawyers of the Year in its 24th edition.

June 9, 2017

The Legal 500 United States 2017 Recognizes 125 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 28 Practice Areas

The Legal 500 United States has released its 2017 rankings, recommending 125 WilmerHale lawyers—including 12 who are named to its elite “Leading Lawyers” list and two on its “Next Generation Lawyers” list—and 28 practice areas in its 11th edition.

May 26, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2017 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with WilmerHale listed among the nation's best in 50 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

August 15, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers Named Among the 2017 Best Lawyers in America®, Six Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers in America®—a respected peer-review publication in the legal industry—recognizes 101 WilmerHale lawyers and names six partners as Lawyers of the Year in its 23rd edition.

June 22, 2016

The Legal 500 United States 2016 Recognizes 111 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 30 Practice Areas

The guide's rankings are based on a series of criteria, including client feedback, interviews with private practice lawyers, and its own research.

May 27, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2016 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2016 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 47 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 82 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

May 19, 2015

WilmerHale Practices, Lawyers Ranked Among Nation’s Best by Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2015 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 46 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale attorneys as leaders in their respective fields.

May 24, 2013

Chambers USA 2013 Final Results Announced

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business today announced its final rankings for the 2013 edition, in which 93 WilmerHale lawyers and 44 firm practice areas have been recognized as leading in their field.

June 7, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Final Results Announced

March 30, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Preliminary Results Announced

Recent Highlights

  • 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

Professional Activities

  • Faculty, Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Program

Practices

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Education

JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1986, Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

BA, Economics, University of Denver, 1983, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

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