William Atkins

Adjunct Professor

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William (“Bill”) Atkins is a partner with the international law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. He is a trial lawyer and registered patent attorney with 30+ years of experience who has won jury verdicts and decisions on both sides in court, the ITC, and the USPTO. He has been lead counsel in 200+ intellectual property litigations and has extensive experience in patent, trademark, trade secret, Lanham Act, unfair competition, and copyright matters. In addition to his practice, he publishes and updates the PTAB Handbook annually, is co-editor of the ABA’s Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook, teaches at GW Law School, and has been involved in many bar associations and amicus briefings.