With a background in both circuit design and software design, Gary S. Williams concentrates his intellectual property(IP) practice on patent, licensing, and trademark matters that involve a range of technologies, including electronics, computer architecture, computer software, human-computer interfaces, digital signal processing, and integrated circuit memory design. Gary focuses primarily on patent prosecution, prelitigation patent validity and infringement investigations, IP strategy counseling, patent and software licensing, and trademark prosecution.
The author and prosecutor of thousands of patent applications, Gary conducts patent reexaminations, oppositions, and reissue applications. Gary’s clients turn to him to oversee large portfolios of domestic and foreign trademarks. He has also participated in dozens of prelitigation patent infringement and validity studies.
Prior to entering law school, Gary designed and upgraded computer-aided design software for semiconductor maker Signetics Corp.; and designed MOS dynamic memories for both Signetics and microcontroller manufacturer Zilog Inc.
Gary was a partner at an IP boutique before joining Morgan Lewis. He is a member of the Silicon Intellectual Property Law Association and The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Harvard Law School, 1982, J.D.
Yale University, 1976, B.S.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Intellectual property: Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings), The Legal 500 US (2020)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Recognized, Elite Patent Practitioner, IAM Global Leaders (2019)
Recognized, IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (2017–2020)