William S. Foster, Jr. is a registered patent attorney who provides patent counseling and related prosecution and litigation services. He has worked with a range of technologies in the mechanical field as well as electrical innovations.
His experience includes providing infringement/invalidity analyses; preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications; and assisting in all aspects of patent litigation, including appellate practice. He has appeared before the Federal Circuit and Patent Trial and Appeals Board in oral argument.
Bill also has extensive experience in government contracts practice, particularly dispute resolution. He has worked on bid protests, claims under the Contract Disputes Act and for Fifth Amendment takings. Bill also advises clients with respect to IP and data rights issues arising under government contracts. In addition, Bill clerked for Judge Diane Gilbert Sypolt at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Before his legal career, Bill served in policy positions in both the executive and legislative branches of government, including two years with the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
As a disabled veteran, Bill is very involved with veterans’ pro bono matters and is director on the board of the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program created by Congress to ensure adequate representation of veterans for claims before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims.
- Counsel of record asserting contract claims against the Federal Government for environmental cleanup costs, obtained summary judgment for liability.– ExxonMobil v. United States.
- Advises clients regarding IP and data rights, including exclusivity under SBIR and commercialization of technology under Bayh-Dole.
- Negotiated dismissal under authorization and consent clause and walk-away dismissal of patent action for SBIR contractor pursuant to authorization and consent clause.– AAR Manufacturing, Inc. v. Guild Associates, Inc.
- Advises clients regarding IP and data rights under government contracts, including exclusivity under SBIR and commercialization of technology under Bayh-Dole.
- Represented sub-contractor related to claims against prime contractor under LOGCAP III for provision of dining facilities during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Eastern District of Virginia.
- George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2002, cum laude
- University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1995
Bar Admissions :
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Court Admissions :
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
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