Lucas I. Silva



Lucas I. Silva is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he focuses his practice on patent litigation, counseling, and licensing. Lucas also handles matters involving claims of trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and unfair competition. Lucas has extensive experience litigating complex intellectual property infringement cases in district courts throughout the country as well as before the International Trade Commission. He has also handled appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and he represents clients in inter partes review and other post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Lucas’ patent litigation experience includes handling all aspects of discovery and pre-trial preparation and going to trial in a wide range of cases involving technologies such as telecommunications, semiconductor packaging, medical devices, business intelligence software, data backup, magnetic braking, sound reproduction systems, online advertising, solar panel assemblies, and 3D printing. Lucas has also tried cases involving intellectual property licenses as well as patent infringement cases involving standard essential patents. In addition to his litigation practice, Lucas is involved in Boston-area organizations that assist emerging companies and promote technology in the fields of medical devices, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and Internet of things (IoT). He is a member of the firm’s IP Litigation Practice Group and the Health Care Industry Team.

Prior to joining Foley, Lucas was an associate in the intellectual property litigation practice group of a Boston-area boutique intellectual property firm and an intern for the Honorable F. Dennis Saylor IV of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.


Mr. Silva has been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® lists (2014 – 2016), which recognizes the top 2.5% of Massachusetts lawyers under 40.


Mr. Silva obtained his law degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School, with a concentration in intellectual property law. While at Suffolk, Mr. Silva handled criminal prosecutions as a member of the Suffolk University Prosecutors and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patents at an intellectual property firm in Cambridge, MA. He also drafted a note on the availability of equitable remedies in patent disputes for The Journal of High Technology Law. Mr. Silva earned his B.S. in biology and economics from Bates College.


Mr. Silva is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York, and before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.