ATLANTA—Once again, Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Bill Ragland has been named to Intellectual Asset Management magazine’s IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists. 

Ragland’s appointment to the 2018 World’s Leading IP Strategists list is the eighth time he has been so honored by the magazine.

IAM researchers in the United States, Europe and Asia spoke to a wide range of senior corporate IP managers, as well as third-party IP service providers, in order to identify IP leaders “who offer top-tier services relating to the development and implementation of strategies which enable IP owners to maximize the value of their portfolio….Using a strict selection procedure and rigorous research process, only those individuals who possess exceptional skillsets — as well as having profound insights into the development, creation and management of IP value —are featured in the IAM Strategy 300.”

Only those individuals nominated multiple times by different parties as outstanding IP strategists are listed in the IAM Strategy 300. The 2018 edition includes professionals in areas such as brokering, defensive patent aggregation, finance, insurance, management consultancy, the law, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, tax and valuation. 

Ragland also is ranked in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.  In addition, he is recommended and listed by Chambers USA (Intellectual Property), Best Lawyers in America (“Lawyer of the Year” in numerous Intellectual Property, Technology and Litigation practice areas) and Super Lawyers (Litigation). 

Bill Ragland is among Womble Bond Dickinson’s most experienced lead litigators and intellectual property strategists.  He has litigated more than 60 patent infringement and patent-related cases in his 32-year career, as well as scores of other intellectual property disputes. Ragland also provides strategic advice regarding the structure, negotiation and implementation of intellectual property enforcement and licensing programs and portfolio management services. Ragland is a past president of the Atlanta Bar Association, founded the Atlanta Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section and served as its first co-chair, served as chair of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Litigation Section, and currently serves on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia. As a long-standing member of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution, Ragland serves as the co-chair of the Smithsonian National Board’s Alumni.