is a trial and appellate lawyer and advisor to technology and other businesses at Foster Pepper PLLC. He has been lead counsel in nearly 100 federal and state patent, trade secret and other intellectual property cases since 2000, including trials, arbitrations and appeals involving trade secrets, interference, unfair competition, false advertising, licensing, patent infringement, defamation, privacy and trademarks. Bill is recognized by the highly regarded Chambers USA legal directory for Intellectual Property in Washington. He is also recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Technology law, IP Litigation, and Patent Litigation, as well as by The Legal 500 US, IAM Patent 1000, and Daily Journal’s “Top Intellectual Property Attorneys in California.” He represents public and private companies, start-ups and emerging companies, and individuals in industries including software, internet and media, artificial intelligence, satellite and space and blockchain. Bill maintains an active pro bono practice and is a member of the Stanford faculty, where he has taught courses on Science, Innovation and the Law; Justice, Science and Policy Making; among other courses.
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On March 8, Foster Pepper filed a petition for certiorari with the Supreme Court, case number 18-1199, challenging the Federal Circuit’s emerging “physical realm” test as part of its Alice/Section 101 analysis. Amicus briefs in support of our cert petition are most welcome to assist the Court’s understanding of why it is important to grant cert and clarify the correct patent eligibility test for computer-implemented inventions. We are also seeking amicus brief writers for the many amici we have already secured. These efforts will help clear up the uncertainty innovators and patent holders face in cutting-edge fields of our modern economy and, as a result, help drive innovation forward.