William Bradley

William E. Bradley


William E. Bradley


  • Overview


    William (Bill) Bradley brings expansive knowledge and significant strength and background to his intellectual property practice. He offers his clients the rare combination of litigation and prosecution experience, providing them with the full range of intellectual property services as their matter requires.

    Bill has litigated patents and other intellectual property rights relating to a wide variety of technologies for more than 20 years. His breadth of experience includes being involved in more than 75 intellectual property lawsuits in federal and state courts, courts of appeal, and before the International Trade Commission.

    Bill has drafted more than 100 patent applications and prosecuted numerous others in the areas of consumer goods, automobile manufacturing, technology, and electrical/electronic products manufacturing, among others, for some of the world’s leading companies in those varied industries. His experience includes intellectual property rights (IPRs), patent appeals, re-examinations, and trademark oppositions and cancellations before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Bill brings his wealth of knowledge of patent prosecution into the litigation arena, identifying the often subtle issues that can determine the ultimate outcome of a case and utilizing his years of litigation experience to draft and prosecute patents that can withstand the scrutiny of litigation.

    Bill has been first chair and/or lead counsel in a number of high-profile cases. These include a successful, precedent-setting appeal regarding the interpretation of 28 U.S.C. 1447(c); serving as lead counsel for the defendant/third party claimant in a patent infringement and antitrust countersuit related to battery-powered smoke detectors; securing a stay of litigation pending outcome of reexamination proceedings for multiple broadcasting industry defendants in a patent infringement suit regarding digital music radio broadcasting, resulting in substantial amendments to the patents and the plaintiff dismissing the suit; and serving as lead counsel for defendants in a patent infringement and unfair competition action related to enclosures for underground utilities.

    He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association

      American Intellectual Property Law Association

      International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence)
      Advisory Board (2023 - present)
    • News

      R+C in the News

      • March 22, 2023

        Bill Bradley Named to L.E.A.D. Advisory Board

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      R+C News Releases

      • November 16, 2022

        Robinson+Cole Continues Significant Strategic Expansion with New Office in Washington, DC

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