- Intellectual Property
- Biotechnology & Life Sciences
- Energy & Clean Technology
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Trademarks & Service Marks
- IP Licensing & Transfers
- Medical Devices
- Trade Secrets
|Contact Info||Telephone: 404.853.8081|
|University ||Middlebury College, B.A., Biology/Economics, cum laude; Emory University School of Business, M.B.A.; Georgia State University, M.S., Molecular Genetics, 1995|
|Law School||Emory University School of Law, J.D. Member, Moot Court Society|
|Admitted||1993, Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Supreme Court of Georgia; Court of Appeals of Georgia; Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office|
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Law Section
Member, Board of Directors, Georgia Biotechnology Industry Organization (GaBio)
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
Member, Bioscience Leadership Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Member, Licensing Executives Society
Member, Association for University Technology Managers
Member, Board of Councilors, The Carter Center
Trustee, Chi Psi Fraternity Educational Trust
Trustee, Fernbank Museum of Natural History
|Born||Atlanta, Georgia, February 4, 1966|
Bill Warren advises clients on strategic intellectual property issues primarily in the life sciences sector, but also in a number of other industries. The majority of his practice focuses on patents related to biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical inventions. Bill prosecutes patents, counsels clients on patent validity and infringement issues and prepares product clearance opinions and development strategies. He also negotiates technology transfer licensing agreements and conducts intellectual property due diligence.
A partner in Sutherland's Intellectual Property Practice Group and chair of the firm's biotechnology & life sciences team, Bill also protects trademarks and copyrights and, when necessary, participates in litigating intellectual property issues. In particular, he counsels various entities on Hatch-Waxman generic pharmaceutical and related biosimilars issues. For more than two decades, Bill has worked with clients ranging from multinational corporations, to early-stage entrepreneurial companies, to nonprofit university and science research centers. He is a frequent speaker and writer on developments in patent law affecting the life sciences industry.
Sutherland performs freedom-to-operate analyses for commercialization of therapeutic recombinant proteins and monoclonal antibodies.
Sutherland completes diligence on the acquisition and licensing of bead-based molecular bioarray nucleic acid detection platform technology.
Sutherland represents medical device company in cardiovascular access and closure products.
Awards and Rankings
Selected for inclusion in IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property (2013)
Named among Georgia's Legal Elite by Georgia Trend magazine (2007)
Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2005-2006)
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Patent Owners’ Heavy Burdens: Proof of Infringement
Elizabeth Ann Lester,William L. Warren, January 29, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a unanimous opinion in Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC, No. 12-1128, on January 22, 2014, holding that patent owners bear the burden of proving infringement when a licensee seeks a declaratory...
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