Eliot D. Williams



Palo Alto

P: +1.650.739.7511 F: +1.650.739.7611

Eliot Williams has over fifteen years of experience as a creative advocate and practical advisor to his clients. Mr. Williams has extensive experience with disputed Intellectual Property matters, in federal courts throughout the country and in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent Office.  He has testified on patent law before the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives and has taught patent litigation as an adjunct assistant professor of law. Mr. Williams also frequently advises clients seeking to protect their R&D investments and on open source software issues.

Publications, Speeches and Presentations

  • Panelist, “Navigating the America Invents Act - What Your Company Needs to Know Now to Manage Changes to the Patent Laws,” Baker Botts Seminar, September 2012
  • Panelist, “Patent Reform Update: The America Invents Act,” Baker Botts IP Law Roundtable, November 2011
  • “Proving Direct Infringement of Software and Business Method Patent Claims Involving Multiple Actors,” IPO Articles and Reports, June 2009
  • “Antitrust and IP Pitfalls Associated With Participation in Standard Setting Bodies,” The AIPLA Antitrust News, October 2007