简介

Weimer

律师是斐格的知识产权法律部门的合伙人律师,他的主要执业领域为专利管理、知识产权调查、出具关于专利不侵权或专利无效的法律意见书、专利诉讼和商业秘密诉讼的管理和解决、知识产权合同的协商和起草以及专利申请和保护。以全球性的知识产权策略为重心,他的工作包括专利管理、合同和诉讼管理、专利保护以及商业秘密保护。

His expertise includes:
  • Building and managing cost-effective global IP strategies and portfolios to advance clients' business objectives.
  • Completing freedom-to-operate investigations.
  • Drafting patent non-infringement and invalidity opinions.
  • Counseling clients on trade secret protection.
  • Conducting IP due diligence for complex corporate transactions.
  • Negotiating and drafting IP agreements.
  • Supporting and settling patent and trade secret litigation and other disputes, including inter partes patent re-examinations.

In-House Counsel Experience

Bill leverages his prior in-house counsel experience to anticipate, understand and meet client needs, particularly related to business and product/product development concerns. Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels in 2000, he was a senior intellectual property attorney at Imation Corp, where he counseled several operational divisions and staff groups and oversaw many aspects of intellectual property, with an emphasis on global IP strategy, portfolio management, agreements and litigation management; patent opinions and prosecution; and trade secret protection. He negotiated and prepared a variety of IP agreements, including joint development, license, mergers and acquisitions, and confidentiality documents.

Engineering Experience

Before Imation, Bill was a product and process development engineer at 3M for nine years, leading several business initiatives. After earning his law degree, he worked at 3M as a patent attorney. By combining new legal skills with professional business and technology experiences, Bill communicated and worked with 3M's business leaders, technology experts and inventors.

资质

执业资格

Minnesota
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

教育

Mitchell Hamline School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude (1994)

University of North Dakota
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1983)

见解和活动

领导力和社区

公司领导

  • Bill leads the water segment of the firm's energy and natural resources industry team.
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