William F. Long is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Mr. Long’s practice focuses on patent, copyright, trade secret and other intellectual property and technology-related disputes. Mr. Long has tried and arbitrated numerous cases involving a wide range of technology and intellectual property issues. In patent disputes, Mr. Long has served as lead counsel in matters involving a wide range of intellectual property and technology issues, including, for example, patent and trade secret disputes involving computer software and hardware, pharmaceutical products (including Hatch-Waxman cases), chemicals, medical devices, industrial machines, and consumer products. Mr. Long is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Long also represents clients as lead counsel in complex commercial litigation not involving intellectual property issues, in both federal and state courts.
Mr. Long also counsels clients on a variety of patent, copyright, trade secret and trademark issues, including intellectual property strategy, portfolio management, and licensing issues.
Intellectual Property, Technology and Trial Practice Sections, State Bar of Georgia
Speaker, “Legal Issues Impacting the Industry,” GPhA/FDA Fall Technical Conference, October 3-5, 2011
Speaker, “Legal Cost Prenuptials: Your Money or Theirs,” 22nd Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Law Conference, November 4-8, 2010
Speaker, “Containing Fees Associated with Employing Outside Counsel in a Period of Economic Instability,” 7th Annual Patents and the Financial Services Conference, July 2010
Moderator, “Expert Issues in IP Litigations,” 15th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute, November 2009
Speaker, “Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets,” Legal Issues for Georgia Professional Engineers Seminar, March 27, 2008
“Doctrine of Equivalents: Where We Now Stand,” Intellectual Asset Management, December/January 2007
Speaker, “Getting the Data for a Defensible Damages Study Through Discovery and 30(b)(6) Depositions,” Calculating and Providing Patent Damages Workshop, October 8, 2004
Speaker, “The Mobile Employee,” Leveraging Trade Secrets Workshop, June 30, 2003