Bill Christiansen

Partner

I help life science innovators gain a competitive edge by performing appropriate due diligence as well as acquiring and optimizing worldwide patent assets.

+1 206 452 8750
bchristiansen@cooley.com

Dr. Bill Christiansen advises pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clean energy and medical device companies, as well as universities, non-profit research institutions and investors, with respect to complex intellectual property matters and market exclusivity strategies.

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I've worked with a lot of patent attorneys and what distinguishes Bill above others is how deeply he learns about your business as well as your science. He knows how to position your patents to increase their value, especially relative to your competition. – Client
Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
    JD, with honors, 1998

  • University of Notre Dame
    PhD, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
    1995

  • Oregon State University
    BS, Biochemistry and Biophysics
    1991


Admissions & Credentials

Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)

Washington

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • Licensing Executives Society

  • Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association

  • Washington State Patent Law Association

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Rankings & Accolades

    LMG Life Sciences: Leading life sciences patent lawyer

    IAM Patent 1000: Top patent practitioner

    Best Lawyers: Leading intellectual property lawyer

    Super Lawyers: Top 40 Washington IP lawyer


Contact

+1 206 452 8750 office
+1 206 452 8800 fax
bchristiansen@cooley.com

1700 Seventh Avenue
Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101-1355