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Lee, William F.

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60 State StreetBoston, MA, 02109
Phones: (617) 526-6556
Fax: (617) 526-5000
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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.

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Current Employment Position(s)
Partner
Practice Areas
Litigation/ControversyIntellectual Property LitigationLife SciencesLitigationIntellectual 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) BroadcomBroadcom , (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 LillyFederal Circuit Finds for Targus on Infringement and Interference ClaimsFederal 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 CorporationIn 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-324Iomega 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 PatentsJohnson & Johnson v. IGI, Inc.Major League Baseball Properties v. Fidelity InvestmentsMillipore 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 CorporationPerSeptive 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 ActionTM 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 TechnologiesValitek, Inc. v. Iomega Corporation
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
MassachusettsU.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, 2010Federal Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Ariad Pharmaceuticals v. Eli Lilly, 2009Getting Your Fix, 2009A Sense of Decency, 2008Federal Circuit Decision in In re Bilski Has Far-Reaching Implications, 2008Reflections on the Ongoing Role of Juries in Determining Obviousness in Patent Cases After the Supreme Court's Decision in KSR, 2008Boston Business Journal: The Legal Name Game 2008, 2008Baltimore Business Journal: Scientific discovery continuing to change the face of legal profession, 2007Biotech Changes the Face of the Legal Profession, 2007Biotech Changes the face of the Legal Profession, 2007Limits on Patentability in Life Sciences: Claims Covering Expressed Sequence Tags, 2005Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, 1999The Antitrust Duty to Deal and Intellectual Property Rights, 1999Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, 1997Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, 1995State Action Antitrust Immunity – A Doctrine In Search of Definition, 1982
Office Information
Address
60 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Phone
(617) 526-6556
Fax
(617) 526-5000
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