Myers Bigel is pleased to announce Dennis J. Williamson has joined the firm’s award-winning legal team.
Williamson joined Myers Bigel from Moore & Van Allen, where he covered a wide variety of intellectual property matters including patent prosecution, licensing, and opinion work in mechanical and electro-mechanical areas, telecommunications, and electronics.
Dennis has the legal and technical skill and experience to help clients leverage their intellectual property assets to bring their innovative ideas to fruition,” said Jim Cannon, co-managing partner.”
Williamson has more than 30 years experience in private practice as well as corporate environments, including serving as intellectual property counsel for a division of a Fortune 300 company. His clients have included Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs, and Ericsson, Inc. where he served as Associate General Counsel dealing with international patent licensing programs.
He is a former patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; has argued before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and is a member of the American Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association.
Williamson received his B.S.G.E. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from DePaul University with honors (Order of the Coif).
He joins a team of attorneys and patent agents emphasizing patent procurement in practice areas including electronics/computer, mechanical, trademark, chemical and biotechnology. The firm’s experience with domestic and international patents is vast, having successfully filed in practically every country in the world, drafting quality patents that cover the full scope of an invention and stand up to courtroom challenges.