Stan Fisher is a litigator focused on intellectual property, food and drug, and other commercial disputes.
A substantial portion of Mr. Fisher’s practice has involved representing clients in patent and licensing disputes concerning technology in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, medical device, electronics, software, and mechanical areas. In addition to serving as trial and appeal counsel in federal and state courts, Mr. Fisher had frequently advised clients on patent office proceedings of strategic importance to their patents or products, including as counsel in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings.
Mr. Fisher has also advised clients on regulatory disputes with administrative agencies, including on food and drug law issues.
Outside these areas, Mr. Fisher has litigated cases and counseled clients on intellectual property matters involving trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, and non-compete agreements, as well as on commercial matters involving antitrust law, corporate and partnership law, contracts, business torts, and real estate.
Recent matters include:
- 2014: Counsel for pharmaceutical company in Inter Partes Review before the United States Patent and Trademark Office;
- 2014: Counsel for high tech company in ITC trial related to FRAND licensing of patent portfolio;
- 2014: Counsel in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation;
- 2014: Counsel for high tech company in arbitration over patent license;
- 2014: Counsel to pharmaceutical company in post-Actavis antitrust litigation;
- 2013: Counsel for media company in copyright dispute related to DVR technology;
- 2013: Counsel for drug company in Inter Partes Review before the United States Patent and Trademark Office;
- 2013: Counsel for animal health company in dispute with FDA over approval of product, including in a PI/TRO hearing;
- 2013: Counsel for chemical company in Federal Circuit appeal;
- 2013: Counsel for software company in en banc Federal Circuit review of patent eligibility of certain computer implemented inventions; and
- 2012: Counsel for Fortune 50 company in Hatch-Waxman patent trial in federal district court.
Mr. Fisher received his B.S. in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale College in 1997 and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2004, where he graduated with Highest Honors and served as Editor-in-Chief of The George Washington Law Review. He joined Williams & Connolly LLP in March 2006 after clerking for Judge Richard Linn at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Fisher was recently selected as a “Rising Star” within the Washington, DC area by Super Lawyers, a rating service affiliated with Reuters.