Lee, William F.

60 State StreetBoston, MA 02109

Updated: 01/07/2014

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Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Litigation/Controversy
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property

Representative Cases

  • Amgen, Inc. v. Genetics Institute, Inc. and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • Becton Dickinson and Company , (US District Court for the District of Delaware)
  • Biogen, Inc. v. Berlex Laboratories, Inc. , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • Broadcom
  • Broadcom , (US District Court for the Central District of California)
  • Case Prompts New Guidelines on Declaratory Judgment Jurisdiction , (US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit)
  • Comverse Network Systems, Inc. v. Priority Call Management, Inc. , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • Cordis Corporation v. SCIMED Life Systems, Inc.
  • Cytyc Corporation v. TriPath Imaging, Inc. , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • Digital Equipment Corp. v. Systems Industries, Inc. , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • Digital Equipment Corporation v. Intel Corporation , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC)
  • ECC International Corp. v. Deutsche Wurlitzer, GmbH , (US District Court for the Southern District of New York)
  • Elan Pharmaceuticals et al v. Eli Lilly
  • Federal Circuit Finds for Targus on Infringement and Interference Claims
  • Federal Circuit Rules Qualcomm Walkie-Talkie Feature Infringed on Broadcom Patent , (US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit)
  • Genentech, Inc. v. The Wellcome Foundation Ltd. and Genetics Institute, Inc. , (US District Court for the District of Delaware)
  • Harcourt General v. Intellistudy Corporation
  • In re Certain Anisotropically Etched One Megabit D-Rams, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Such D-Rams, Investigation No. 337-TA-345.
  • In the Matter of Certain Acid-Washed Denim Garments and Accessories, Including Jeans, Jackets, Bags and Skirts, Investigation No. 337-TA-324
  • Iomega Corporation v. SyQuest Technology Corporation , (US District Court for the District of Delaware)
  • Iomega Corporation v. SyQuest Technology Corporation 2 , (US District Court for the District of Delaware)
  • ITC Determines WilmerHale Client Broadcom Did Not Infringe SiRF's Patents
  • Johnson & Johnson v. IGI, Inc.
  • Major League Baseball Properties v. Fidelity Investments
  • Millipore Corp. v. Mott Metallurgical Corp. , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • MultiLink, Inc. and PictureTel Corp. v. Octau Communications, Inc., et al. , (Superior Court of Massachusetts)
  • Nikon v. ASML Holding N.V.
  • Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp., et al v. Genetics Institute, Inc. , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • Perkin-Elmer Corporation v. Computervision Corporation
  • PerSeptive Biosystems, Inc. v. Pharmacia and Sepracor, Inc. , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • Pfizer, Inc. v. Allen Gould , (US District Court for the District of Connecticut)
  • Porter v. Tamfelt, Inc. , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • Rambus v. Micron Electronics, Inc. , (US District Court for the District of Delaware)
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific - Patent Infringement Action
  • TM Patents, L.P. v. EMC Corporation , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • Tropix Inc. v. Lumigen, Inc. , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • United States Filter Corporation. v. Ionics, Inc. , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • USFilter / Siemens Water Technologies
  • Valitek, Inc. v. Iomega Corporation

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Past Positions

  • Massachusetts Attorney General, Special Assistant

Education

  • Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1976
    J.D.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Cornell University, 1976
    M.B.A
    Honors: With Distinction
  • Harvard University, 1972
    A.B.
    Honors: magna cum laude

Articles

Published Works

  • Veteran Attorneys Urge Balance Between Firm as Profession and as Business, 2010
  • Federal Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Ariad Pharmaceuticals v. Eli Lilly, 2009
  • Getting Your Fix, 2009
  • A Sense of Decency, 2008
  • Federal Circuit Decision in In re Bilski Has Far-Reaching Implications, 2008
  • Reflections on the Ongoing Role of Juries in Determining Obviousness in Patent Cases After the Supreme Court's Decision in KSR, 2008
  • Boston Business Journal: The Legal Name Game 2008, 2008
  • Baltimore Business Journal: Scientific discovery continuing to change the face of legal profession, 2007
  • Biotech Changes the Face of the Legal Profession, 2007
  • Biotech Changes the face of the Legal Profession, 2007
  • Limits on Patentability in Life Sciences: Claims Covering Expressed Sequence Tags, 2005
  • Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, 1999
  • The Antitrust Duty to Deal and Intellectual Property Rights, 1999
  • Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, 1997
  • Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, 1995
  • State Action Antitrust Immunity – A Doctrine In Search of Definition, 1982

Office Information

Address

60 State StreetBoston, MA 02109

Fax

  • (617) 526-5000

Email

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