William F. Lee
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William F. Lee
Firm: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Address: 60 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 526-6556
Fax: (617) 526-5000
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Web site: http://www.wilmerhale.com

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Lawyer Profile:

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.

Current Employment Position(s):
Partner

Areas of Practice:
Litigation/Controversy
Intellectual Property Litigation
Life Sciences
Litigation
Intellectual Property
Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts
U.S. Supreme Court
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

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

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
Past Employment Positions:
Massachusetts Attorney General, Special Assistant

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

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