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William Warren, David Wigley & Ian Wasser

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP

Bill Warren, a member of Sutherland's Intellectual Property Practice Group and chair of the firm's Biotechnology and Life Sciences Team, focuses his practice on patents and licensing for biotechnical, biomedical, pharmaceutical and biomechanical engineering inventions. For almost two decades, he has worked with clients ranging from nonprofit university and research centers to early-stage entrepreneurial companies to multi-national life sciences corporations.

A significant portion of Bill's practice includes patent prosecution, counseling clients on patent validity and infringement issues and the preparation of formal product clearance opinions. He also has successfully negotiated technology transfer licensing agreements on behalf of organizations of all sizes. Bill also protects trademarks and copyrights and, when necessary, litigates intellectual property issues.

Bill provides leadership to Sutherland's Biotechnology Patent Team, the majority of whose members also have graduate degrees in the life sciences, and he is Deputy Practice Group Leader for the firm's Intellectual Property Group. He also serves on the firm's Hiring Committee and Business Development Committee. Bill serves as a frequent speaker and author on developments in intellectual property law, particularly those affecting the life sciences industry.

Bill is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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David Wigley is a member of Sutherland's Intellectual Property Practice Group, where he brings honed legal know-how and years of technical experience to his counsel in the intellectual property arena. His years of chemical research render him uniquely qualified to secure and protect the IP rights of companies involved in chemical, pharmaceutical, materials-related and polymer technologies. David is a former Professor of Chemistry at the University of Arizona, where he was research director of a program in chemical synthesis and catalysis, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

David's IP legal experience encompasses the full range of securing, maintaining, licensing and enforcing the IP rights of clients. His track record includes vigilant prosecution of patent applications and developing opinions regarding validity/non-validity, infringement/non-infringement and freedom to operate.

With his technical industry orientation, David has a broad understanding of technology businesses, and his IP legal counsel is aligned with solid business strategies. He also has been instrumental in IP due diligence related to his clients' corporate transactions.

He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Ian Wasser is a member of Sutherland's Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Before joining Sutherland as an associate, he participated in the firm's 2008 Summer Associate Program. During law school, Ian was a judicial intern for U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances H. Stacy of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. Prior to law school, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas researching anti-cancer therapeutics. Ian also spent time as a Patent engineer while in law school.

Ian is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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