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  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with Highest Honors, 2004; Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, The George Washington Law Review; ALI-ABA Scholarship & Leadership Award; Jennie Hassler Walburn Award for Civil Procedure
  • Yale University, B.S., Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, 1997
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  Stanley E. Fisher
TEL: 202-434-5289
FAX: 202-434-5029
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Williams & Connolly LLP
725 Twelfth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005


Stan Fisher is a litigator focused on intellectual property, regulatory, and other commercial disputes. 

A substantial portion of Mr. Fisher’s practice involves 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 frequently advises clients on patent office proceedings of strategic importance to their patents or products, including as counsel in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings.

Mr. Fisher also advises clients on disputes with FDA involving 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 litigation matters include:

  • 2014:  Counsel for brand pharmaceutical company in concurrent Hatch-Waxman litigation and Inter Partes Review before the United States Patent and Trademark Office;
  • 2014:  Counsel for mobile phone manufacturer in ITC trial related to FRAND licensing of patent portfolio;
  • 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 brand pharmaceutical 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 brand pharmaceutical 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 to the “Rising Stars” list within the Washington, DC area by Super Lawyers, a rating service affiliated with Reuters.