According to Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), “Since its inception the IAM Strategy 300 has showcased the top experts in the IP world. A slot in the 300 is the mark of a professional whose approach to intellectual property is regarded by peers as truly strategic in nature…. The IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting and other service providers, with specialists from the major IP markets in North America, Europe and Asia. Together they boast a wide range of expertise in IP-intensive sectors such as high-tech and life sciences.”
Ragland and Ovanezian also are ranked in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals and IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists. Ragland is rated as a top Georgia IP attorney by Chambers USA.
Bill Ragland is among Womble Bond Dickinson’s most experienced lead litigators and strategists, with particular experience in patent and intellectual property litigation. He has litigated more than 65 patent infringement and other patent-related cases in his 35-year career. Ragland also provides strategic advice regarding the structure, negotiation and implementation of intellectual property enforcement and licensing programs and portfolio management services. Ragland founded the Atlanta Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section and served as its first co-chair, is a past president of the Atlanta Bar Association, and currently serves on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia. He is the recipient of Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology’s IP Community Service Award. Ragland also currently serves as co-chair of the Smithsonian National Board Alumni and as commissioner of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Dan Ovanezian is a seasoned patent prosecutor with over 20 years of experience in intellectual property law. Ovanezian’s background in engineering as well as his broad technology experience enables him to provide unique perspective on issues with corporate clients. Ovanezian is an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, teaching Legal Issues of a Startup and Entrepreneur’s Law. He also currently serves on the advisory committee of the California Lawyers for the Arts and the California Inventors Assistance Program.