Rob Williams is an associate in the intellectual property and technology practice group at DLA Piper.
His practice focuses primarily on high stakes patent litigation in federal courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Williams represents both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving a wide range of technologies, including computer hardware and software, smartphones, printers, and networking technologies.
Williams is currently on a team representing a leading global technology company in a patent dispute involving four lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions.
The team recently obtained an initial determination, finding no patent infringement of four patents asserted against their client after a two-week trial at the ITC.
Prior to law school, Williams worked for five years as a software engineer, designing software for various industries from e-commerce to finance and medicine.
He leverages his technical background and experience to analyze patent claims, develop infringement theories, and identify non-infringement and invalidity strategies.
In addition to his intellectual property practice, Williams is active in DLA Piper’s pro bono initiatives, including the San Diego office’s award-winning Signature Project, dedicated to providing pro bono legal service to veterans.
Williams is also committed to advancing diversity in the legal profession.
Within DLA Piper, he has helped advance the firm’s Pipeline Project -- an effort seeking to identify, mentor and develop diverse students who aspire to legal careers.
Williams has also been involved with a number of community organizations devoted to advancing diversity, such as helping to organize the pilot program for the San Diego County Bar Association Diversity Fellowship Program.
Williams is also a former treasurer and board member of the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, and remains active in the organization as a mentor for law students.
Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences and a Master of Science in computer sciences from Stanford University.
He received his juris doctorate from Columbia University School of Law, where he served as a member of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review.
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|Nominations Open:||September 14|
|Nominations Close:||October 26|
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|Publication Date:||December 21|
Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.