Bill Hector

Bill Hector

Bill Hector is an Associate with Venable's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. Bill focuses his practice on complex patent litigation, patent prosecution, intellectual property licensing, and trademark prosecution. As a litigator, Bill's experience spans all phases of patent litigation including pre-trial diligence, motion practice, discovery, claim construction, and trial. Bill has litigated patents related to a diverse set of technologies including telecommunications, networking hardware, business methods, and internet advertising. Bill also has substantial experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the software, electrical, and mechanical arts. He has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as various foreign patent offices.


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Northern District of California revises local patent rules, requires damages disclosures early and often

Damages discovery in patent cases is usually contentious, expensive, and non-uniform in application by the courts. The patent owner, on one hand, wants to discover all possible …