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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

SUITE 100, 275 MIDDLEFIELD ROAD, MENLO PARK, SILICON VALLEY, CA 94025, USA
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Work +1 650 815 7400
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William (Bill) Gaede

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Work +1 650 815 7435
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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Work Department

Life Sciences/ Life Sciences Intellectual Property

Position

Partner William (Bill) Gaede focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation in the life sciences and medical device industries. Bill serves as lead counsel for a wide range of companies and research institutes and has extensive experience in litigating life science technologies such as antibodies, proteins, small molecules and diagnostics. In addition to his jury trial experience, Bill has argued before the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He further provides risk management guidance on freedom to operate issues.
Bill is partner-in-charge for the Silicon Valley office.

For further details of Bill's biography, please view McDermott website:
https://www.mwe.com/en/team/g/gaede-william


United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: life sciences

Within: Healthcare: life sciences

McDermott Will & Emery LLP's patent litigators William (Bill) Gaede in Silicon Valley and Sarah Columbia in Boston have been acting for Amgen in a patent lawsuit brought by the client against Sanofi and Regeneron and alleging the defendants’ patent infringement of Amgen’s patents to antibody therapies designed to lower cholesterol. The client base also includes 23andMe and Allergan. Other key members of the team are Chicago-based Kristian Werling, who co-heads the practice with Boston’s Stephen Bernstein; Washington DC-based Paul Radensky, who specializes in regulatory and reimbursement matters; IP and commercial transactions expert Sarah Hogan in Boston; FDA regulatory practitioner Vernessa Pollard in Washington DC; and Roger Kuan from the San Francisco office, which was opened in March 2018.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Within: Patents: litigation (full coverage)

McDermott Will & Emery LLP specializes in the life sciences and technology sectors. Recent standout examples include the representation of 23andMe in a patent and trademark infringement suit against competitor Ancestry.com regarding patents on relatedness identification through DNA analysis; that matter was led by Silicon Valley duo William Gaede and Bhanu Sadasivan. In Washington DC, practice head Nicole Jantzi, Paul Schoenhard and Ian Brooks secured a PTAB victory for Contour IP Holding in proceedings against GoPro, which had challenged camera patents and filed for appeal after being defeated in first instance. ZTE, Sandoz and Amgen are also clients. The team has recently seen a number of departures: Natalie Bennett, Christopher Bright, Jeffrey Gargano, Hersh Mehta, Kevin Shortsle, Krista Vink Venegas and Brent Hawkins joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Eric Hagen joined DLA Piper LLP (US); and Rita Yoon left for Jones Day.

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