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William C. Geary

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Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (JD)
  • University of Massachusetts - Lowell (BS, Polymer Engineering)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Bill is an experienced patent and trademark attorney with a particular background in medical technology, polymers and advanced materials, polymer processing technologies, and chemicals.

Bill provides counsel on all phases of patent and trademark law, through development strategy, protection, and exploitation of patent and trademark rights. His clients include start-ups, large companies such as Johnson & Johnson, medical technology manufacturers, and research institutions.

In the area of patent rights and litigation, Bill has represented clients in federal district courts and before the International Trade Commission. He also provides opinions on new products before they hit the public market and has served as lead counsel in patent interferences and on matters connected to foreign patent opposition. Bill’s patent experience includes technology areas such as oil drilling equipment, floppy disk liners, jewelry clasps, bioimplantable polymers, injection molding equipment and tooling, and multi-layer technology. Regarding trademark law, Bill has represented clients before state courts in Massachusetts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board as well as in federal district courts.

Bill is recognized for his broad experience, having received rankings from Super Lawyers in both the Corporate Counsel Edition and the Business Edition.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Trademark Law (2018)
  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts – Intellectual Property (2016 – 2017)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2004 – 2017)
  • Managing Intellectual Property: IP Star (2014 – 2017)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Boston Patent Law Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Advisory Board, The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2)