Bill's practice focuses on corporate and commercial litigation including the prosecution of suits in both federal and state courts in the areas of intellectual property; trademark, copyright and patent infringement; owner, shareholder and partnership disputes; securities; trade secret and unfair competition. Bill has handled defense and prosecution of lawsuits throughout the country for many national and local corporations, including banks, retail store chains, consumer product companies, insurance companies, universities, chemical companies, pharmaceutical companies, and large manufacturers.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1977
  • Brown University, A.B., 1974

Bar Memberships

  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2001
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1996
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1995
  • United States Supreme Court, 1989
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1985
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1981
  • Massachusetts, 1981
  • United States District Court, District of Rhode Island, 1977
  • Rhode Island, 1977

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Chair, Litigation Law Group
    • Partner (1983-Present)
    • Associate (1981-1983)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Litigation Section; Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association: Federal Bench Bar Committee
  • American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

Special Honors

  • Named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Providence Litigation - Patent "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating
  • Currently listed in Woodward/White Inc.’s Best Lawyers in America® in the Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Litigation – Patent categories
  • Currently listed in Rhode Island Super Lawyers for the areas of Intellectual Property Litigation and Business Litigation
  • Listed in Massachusetts Super Lawyers for the areas of Intellectual Property Litigation and Business Litigation, 2004 and 2006
  • Named in "Top Lawyers in Rhode Island" by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine (Intellectual Property Category)
  • Currently listed in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for the category of Litigation

Reported Cases

  • JOSE GOULART et al. v. TOWN OF BRISTOL et al.
  • LAWTON v. NYMAN, 357 F. Supp.2d 428 (D.R.I. 2005)
  • EGGERT v. MERRIMAC PAPER CO., INC. (D.Mass. 2004) 311 F. Supp.2d 245
  • WOLOOHOJIAN v. BOGOSIAN, 828 A.2d 522 (R.I. 2003)
  • BOGOSIAN v. WOLOOHOJIAN REALTY CORP., 323 F.3d 55 (1st Cir. 2003)
  • WOLOOHOJIAN v. BOGOSIAN, 821 A.2d 681 (R.I. 2003)
  • STEBBINS v. WELLS, 818A.2d 711 (R.I. 2003)
  • ROSEN v. E. ROSEN CO., 818 A.2d 695 (R.I. 2003)
  • STEBBINS v. WELLS, 766 A.2d 369 (R.I. 2001)
  • BOGOSIAN v. WOLOOHOJIAN (R.I. 2001)
  • ALDRIDGE v. A.T. CROSS CORP., 284 F.3d 72 (1st Cir. 2002)
  • BOGOSIAN v. WOLOOHOJIAN (R.I. 2000) 93 F. Supp.2d 145
  • UNIVERSITY EMERGENCY MED. v. RAPIER INVEST., 197 F.3d 18 (1st Cir. 1999)
  • CCBN.COM, INC. v. C-CALL.COM, INC. (Mass. 1999) 73 F. Supp.2d 106
  • BOGOSIAN v. WOLOOHOJIAN, 158 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 1998)
  • MICROFIBRES, INC. v. McDEVITT-ASKEW (R.I. 1998) 20 F. Supp.2d 316
  • NORTHEASTERN LAND SERVICES, LTD. v. SCHULKE (R.I. 1997) 988 F. Supp. 54
  • COMMONWEALTH ALUM. CORP. v. BALDWIN CORP. (Mass. 1997) 980 F. Supp. 598
  • BOGOSIAN v. WOLOOHOJIAN REALTY CORP. (R.I. 1997) 973 F. Supp. 98
  • ASCHAFFENBURG v. MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS, 674 A.2d 407 (R.I. 1996)
  • BOGOSIAN v. WOLOOHOJIAN, 672 A.2d 462 (R.I. 1996)
  • WOLOOHOJIAN v. BOGOSIAN, 645 A.2d 493 (R.I. 1994)
  • FURIA v. FURIA, 638 A.2d 548 (R.I. 1994)
  • CHARLES GARNIER, PARIS v. ANDIN INTERN., INC., 36 F.3d 1214 (1st Cir. 1994)
  • METROPOLITAN PROPERTY v. INSOLVENCY FUND (R.I. 1993) 811 F. Supp. 54
  • BOTSCHAFTER v. FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORP., 33 Mass.App.Ct. 595, 603 N.E. 2d 235 (1992).
  • TROUTBROOK FARM, INC. v. DeWITT, 611 A.2d 820 (R.I. 1992)
  • HAFT v. EASTLAND FINANCIAL CORP. (R.I. 1991) 772 F. Supp. 1315
  • EASTLAND BANK v. MASSBANK FOR SAVINGS (R.I. 1991)767 F. Supp. 29
  • HAFT v. EASTLAND FINANCIAL CORP. (R.I. 1991) 755 F. Supp. 1123
  • BOGOSIAN v. WOLOOHOJIAN REALTY CORP., 923 F.2d 898 (1st Cir. 1991)
  • BOGOSIAN v. WOLOOHOJIAN (R.I. 1990) 749 F. Supp. 396
  • TANGLERIDGE DEVELOPMENT CORP. v. JOSLIN, 570 A.2d 1109 (R.I. 1990)
  • EASTLAND BANK v. MASSBANK FOR SAV. (R.I. 1990) 749 F. Supp. 433
  • NEW ENGLAND ALLBANK FOR SAVINGS v. ROULEAU, 28 Mass. App. Ct. 135 (1989)
  • EVORA v. HENRY, 559 A.2d 1038 (R.I. 1989)
  • NEW ENGLAND ALLBANK FOR SAVINGS v. ROULEAU, 28 Mass. App. Ct. 135 (1989)
  • DeLEO v. ANTHONY A. NUNES, INC., 546 A.2d 1344 (R.I. 1988)
  • TROUTBROOK FARM, INC. v. DeWITT, 540 A.2d 18 (R.I. 1988)
  • O'COIN v. WOONSOCKET INST. TRUST CO., 535 A.2d 1263 (R.I. 1988)
  • COLONIAL PENN GROUP, INC. v. COLONIAL DEPOSIT, 834 F.2d 229 (1st Cir. 1987).
  • NODINE v. TEXTRON, INC., 819 F.2d 347 (1st Cir. 1987)
  • COLONIAL PENN GROUP v. COLONIAL DEPOSIT CO. (R.I. 1987) 654 F. Supp. 1247
  • LETT v. CAROMILE, 510 A.2d 958 (R.I. 1986)
  • BABBS v. JOHN HANCOCK MUT. LIFE INS. CO., 507 A.2d 1347 (R.I. 1986)
  • IN RE ADVISORY OPINION TO THE GOVERNOR, 504 A.2d 456 (R.I. 1986)
  • R.I. LIQUOR STORES v. EVENING CALL PUB. CO., 497 A.2d 331 (R.I. 1985)
  • LANDRY v. FARMER (1983) 564 F. Supp. 598
  • ALBERTSON v. LECA, 447 A.2d 383 (R.I. 1982)
  • CITY OF WARWICK v. ALMAC'S INC., 431 A.2d 440 (R.I. 1981)
  • LAMB v. RANTOUL (1981) 538 F. Supp. 34
  • BANK OF R.I. v. PROGRESSIVE CAS. INS. CO. No. 13-0164 (D.R.I. May, 2014)