Bill Ragland is among the firm’s most experienced lead litigators and strategic advisors, helping businesses create strategies and solve problems involving intellectual property and other complex business disputes.

With over thirty years of experience, Bill has sound judgment, insight and proven skills in resolving, and avoiding, disputes involving assets that are among a business’ most important: its technology and its brand. Clients also trust Bill to resolve a wide -variety of complex business disputes of importance in the boardroom. With sharp focus on business goals and the end game, Bill designs, executes and manages all aspects and phases of complex disputes and related strategies. He is the attorney you want to lead your winning team.

Bill’s engagements often involve patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, licensing, technology development, copyrights, software implementation, performance and system integration, non-competition agreements, internet and e-commerce, false advertising, unfair competition, commercial contracts, corporate governance and shareholder disputes.

His clients include high technology, manufacturing, packaging, plastics, consumer products, retail and energy companies and financial institutions.

Bill is widely recognized as a leading attorney and strategist. For the past four consecutive years, The Best Lawyers in America has named Bill its “Lawyer of the Year” in the Atlanta market in numerous categories, including Technology Law, Patent Law, Copyright Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation. Intellectual Asset Management magazine has also named him as one of the top IP strategists and patent professionals in the world, and he is recommended and listed by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property and Business Litigation.

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    Contact information

    +1 404.888.7466
    bill.ragland@wbd-us.com
    +1 404.870.2401

    Bar admissions

    1986, Georgia

    1987, District of Columbia

    Admitted to practice before:

    • Georgia Supreme Court
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
    • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
    • US Supreme Court
    • US Courts of Appeal (Fed. Cir., 11th Cir.)
    • US District Courts (N. D. Ga., M.D. Ga.; N.D. Cal., E.D. Tex.; E.D. Wis., W.D. Wis., and D. Colo.)