Joshua Masur, Partner at Turner Boyd LLP

Joshua Masur

Joshua Masur


For the past decade, Joshua Masur has practiced intellectual property litigation and general business litigation for technology companies. Mr. Masur represents clients in federal and state trial and appeals courts, before the International Trade Commission, and in private mediation and arbitration.

His case experience spans such disparate technologies as semiconductor chip design, hyperlinks, memory controllers, streaming online video, automotive pollution controls, user interfaces, WiFi antennas, encryption, biometric authentication, and type fonts.

From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Masur served as the president of the San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, the premier organization in Northern California dedicated to fostering skills, professionalism, collegiality, and ethics among the intellectual property bench and bar. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and its Committee on Patent Litigation and subcommittees on the Model Patent Jury instructions and Confidentiality in Litigation; of the Intellectual Property Owners Association and its Damages & Injunctions Committee; and of the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers’ Association. In 2009, Northern California SuperLawyers named Mr. Masur a “Rising Star” in intellectual property litigation.

Before joining Turner Boyd, Mr. Masur was associated with Fish & Richardson, Mayer Brown, and Heller Ehrman. Mr. Masur received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was an Articles Editor of the Columbia-VLA Journal of Law & The Arts and was named a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received his A.B. from Columbia College, where he was a National Merit Scholar and Empire State Scholar. Between college and law school, Mr. Masur worked as a computer and networking consultant and graphic designer.


  • Off the Record (Fed. R. Evid. 502 and Privilege Waiver), Los Angeles Daily J. (December 4, 2008), (with Matthew L. Levine and William B. Mateja)
  • Enhanced Damages for Postverdict Patent Infringement, 18 A.B.A. Intel. Prop. Lit. 4 (2007), (with Ian N. Feinberg)
  • A Most Uncommon Carrier: Online Service Provider Immunity Against Defamation Claims in Blumenthal v. Drudge, 40 Jurimetrics J. 217 (2000).
  • Safety in Numbers:The Attorney-Client Privilege and Internet Electronic Mail, 14 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1117 (1999).
  • Links, Liability and the Law:The Strange Case of Ticketmaster v. Microsoft, 23 Colum.- VLA J.L. & Arts 405 (1999).


  • “Patentable Subject Matter” (with Prof. John Barton, Prof. Mark Lemley, Prof. Oskar Liivak, and Michelle Rhyu), Stanford Law School Conference on Intellectual Property Law and the Biosciences (2009).
  • “Respondent Pre-Initiation Issues” and “Remedy, Bonding & Appeal,” Fish & Richardson ITC BootCamp, Washington DC and Silicon Valley CA (2009).
  • Willful infringement and opinions of counsel in the wake of In re Seagate San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property Inn of Court (2007).
  • The 2006 electronic discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property Inn of Court (2006).
  • Recent developments in copyright law affecting internet search engines San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property Inn of Court (2006).
  • Voir dire and jury selection in federal intellectual property cases San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property Inn of Court (2005).
  • Strategies for drafting and responding to notice and demand letters alleging patent infringement San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property Inn of Court (2003).
  • Recent case law developments in the on-sale bar to patenting San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property Inn of Court (2002).
  • Intellectual Property Law Columbia Law School Telecommunications Law Course (2000, 2001).
  • Privilege and the duty to maintain client conferences CEB (California State Bar) (2001).
  • Copyright Law 101 SF SIGGRAPH (2001).
  • Preemption of end-user software licenses under the Copyright Act Heller Ehrman (2000).
  • Privacy Law; Antitrust Law Columbia Law School Telecommunications Law Course (1999).
  • Ask the Lawyers: Legal issues affecting public, educational, and governmental cable channels Western Alliance for Community Media annual conference (1999).

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