William R. Grimm

Partner

Providence

401-274-2000

wgrimm@hinckleyallen.com

About

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.

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)

Work Experience

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

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers of America® (1993-2019), Lawyer of the Year (2013) Recognized for Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property and Litigation - Patent
  • Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers, Recognized for Litigation: General Commercial
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Star (2014-2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating, Recipient
  • Super Lawyers, Rhode Island, (2007-2017), Massachusetts (2004, 2006)
  • Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, Top Lawyers in Rhode Island, Intellectual Property

Professional Affiliations

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

Bar Memberships

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

51 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2019

August 15, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 51 attorneys in the 2019 edition…

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2018 IP Stars

July 18, 2018

Hinckley Allen is proud to announce our attorneys who have been recognized as “IP Stars” by Managing…

Show MoreLess Firm News
Case Study

Permitting of a new national pharmacy store in Woonsocket, RI

Hinckley Allen represented a national pharmacy chain in the permitting of a new store in Woonsocket,

We have updated our Privacy Policy. Click here to view changes.