William L. Strauss Ph.D.
Since joining Finnegan in 1998, Dr. Strauss has concentrated on patent litigation, pre-litigation client counseling, licensing, and patent prosecution in the fields of biotechnology, diagnostics, and pharmaceutics.
- Represented plaintiff Warner Chilcott in two U.S. district court litigations concerning a new oral contraceptive product.
- Successfully defended Amgen and Wyeth in U.S. district court and twice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit against charges that Enbrel®, a protein produced using recombinant DNA technology, infringed a patent asserted by the plaintiff.
- Successfully defended six clients in U.S. district court against charges that they were using biotechnology methods that infringed patents owned by Housey Pharmaceuticals.
- Represented BioVeris Corporation in a series of disputes with Roche Diagnostics concerning licensed immunodiagnostic technology.
- Managed a portfolio of patents for a client in the area of anticancer and antiviral therapy.
- Former staff fellow with the National Institutes of Health in the laboratory of Nobel laureate Marshall Nirenberg, 1980-1985.
- Tenured associate professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine's Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology and Program on Neuroscience, 1985-1996.
- Awarded over one million dollars in research grants, published numerous scientific papers, served as mentor to Ph.D. candidates, and developed courses in Neuropharmacology and in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology.