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Updated 11/21/2013
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Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

60 State Street
Boston, MA 02109


Phone: (617) 526-6556
Fax: (617) 526-5000
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Summary

Current Employment Position(s)

Partner

Lawyer Overview

Bill Lee is a leading intellectual property litigator who has represented a variety of technology-focused clients for more than 35 years. Mr. Lee has tried more than 100 cases to verdict and argued more than 75 cases to the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit and other appellate courts. Those cases have included some of the highest profile patent cases of the last decade. He also has been a member of the faculty at Harvard Law School for more than ten years.

Areas of Practice

  • 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

West Practice Categories

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Bankruptcy Litigation, Biotechnology, Class Actions, Complex Litigation, Copyrights, Federal Appellate Practice, Federal Claims Court, Federal Trial Practice, Intellectual Property Law, International Intellectual Property, International Trade Litigation, Litigation & Appeals, Multidistrict Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patents, Pharmaceutical Products, State Appellate Practice, State Trial Practice, Tax Litigation, Technology Licensing, Trade Dress, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US Supreme Court

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Past Employment 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 Street
Boston, MA 02109

Phones

(617) 526-6556

Faxes

(617) 526-5000

Emails

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Websites

http://www.wilmerhale.com

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