Bill is an experienced patent and trademark attorney with a particular background in medical technology, polymers and advanced materials, and chemicals.
Bill provides counsel on all phases of patent and trademark law, through development strategy, protection, and exploitation of patent and trademark rights. His clients include start-ups, large companies such as Johnson & Johnson, medical technology manufacturers, and research institutions such as Massachusetts General Hospital.
In the area of patent rights and litigation, Bill has represented clients in federal district courts and before the International Trade Commission. He also provides opinions on new products before they hit the public market and has served as lead counsel in patent interferences and on matters connected to foreign patent opposition. Bill's patent experience includes technology areas such as oil drilling equipment, floppy disk liners, jewelry clasps, and bioimplantable polymers. Regarding trademark law, Bill has represented clients before state courts in Massachusetts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board as well as in federal district courts.
Bill is recognized for his broad expertise, having received rankings from Super Lawyers in both the Corporate Counsel Edition and the Business Edition.
Recognitions & Awards
•Chambers USA: Massachusetts - Intellectual Property (2015)
•Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2004 - 2014)
•Managing Intellectual Property IP Star (2014, 2015)
• Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2015 Guide, (05.19.2015)
• Eighty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.17.2014)
•Featured in Mintz Levin Nabs 3 Patent Pros for Boston Office, Law360 (04.14.2014)
• Mintz Levin Expands Renowned Intellectual Property Practice with Addition of Three New Members, (04.10.2014)
• Speaker, Practical tips for drafting, prosecution, filing and oppositions in view of Global Legal Updates, IP Best Practices Conference 2015, Intellectual Property Resources (05.11.2015)
• Speaker, 2015 M2D2 New Venture Competition Awards, The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2), Boston, MA (04.16.2015)
• Speaker, Tips on Swimming with the Sharks: IP Due Diligence, Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2), Lowell, MA (03.04.2015)
• Speaker, Trends, Challenges and Methodologies of Future Medical Device R&D, MDDMI, Tel Aviv (12.10.2014)
• Speaker, Intellectual Capital Management, Health Care Technological Innovation from Idea to Commercialization, Recanati Business School - Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (12.09.2014)
• Speaker, IP Due Diligence, In-House IP Forum, Intellectual Property Resources (IPR), Tel Aviv (12.08.2014)