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 conducted freedom-to-operate analyses to assess the commercialization potential 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 is completing diligence for a client’s acquisition and licensing of a bead-based molecular bioarray nucleic acid detection platform technology.
Sutherland represents medical device company in cardiovascular access and closure products.
A medical technology company turns to Sutherland for guidance in patenting and licensing devices for minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures.
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)
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