William Raich

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Washington 20268 DC US

William B. Raich, Ph.D., represents innovative companies developing biologics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics. As a patent lawyer with a doctorate in cellular and molecular biology, he focuses his practice on patent litigation, pre-litigation counseling, and contentious proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), applying his technical expertise and courtroom insight to develop simple, persuasive positions for clients.

Bill has substantial experience with traditional patent litigation in district court and arbitrations, as well as litigating under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) and litigating Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) cases.

He also represents clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the USPTO, appearing as lead counsel in numerous proceedings. In addition to his contentious work, Bill performs client counseling and opinion work, primarily in areas related to biologics, pharmaceuticals, and DNA sequencing.

Bill served at U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as a law clerk for the Honorable Randall R. Rader and the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna. He has represented pro bono, including as lead counsel, multiple disabled veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran’s Affairs.

Prior to joining Finnegan, Bill conducted post-doctoral research in molecular biology and neuroscience in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel at Columbia University. He frequently speaks at conferences on issues such as the developing body of law relating to biologics.

Education :

  • Georgetown University Law Center J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology, 1999
  • Swarthmore College B.A., Biology, with distinction, 1993

Clerkships :

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Admissions :

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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