William W. Cochran

William W. Cochran

Founding member
Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Phone:
(970) 492-1100
Fax:
(970) 492-1101
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Technology Licensing
  • Preparation of Opinions
  • Counseling
  • Litigation Preparation
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Software
  • Internet Technologies
  • Computer Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Optical Systems
  • Radar, Ultrasound, Lasers and Control Systems
  • Display and Communications Technology
  • Mechanical Systems

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1973
  • Professional Ski Instructors Association, Certified Instructor

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1973
  • District of Columbia, 1975
  • Colorado, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1992

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Juris Doctor - 1974
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1969
    • Honors: Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Tau, Tau Beta Pi
    • Major: Electrical Engineering

Published Works

  • Selected Cares of CAFC re Doctrine of Equivalents, IDEA, Vol. 28, Nos. 3 & 4, pgs.253-274
  • Author, Software Transactions
  • Co-author, U.S. Trademark Association Treatise on Colorado Trademark Statutes

Representative Cases

  • Digital Control Inc. & Merlin Technology Inc. v. The Charles Machine Works
  • Storage Technology Corp. v. Quantum
  • The Heat Exchange Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC v. Heat Exchanger Experts, Inc.
  • Tailored Lighting, Inc. v. Osram Sylvania Products, Inc.

Representative Clients

  • Symbios Logic, Inc.

Classes/Seminars

  • Avoid Enablement and Best Mode Problems, American Intellectual Property Law Association, 1992 Mid-Winter Conference
  • How to Conduct an IP Audit, American Intellectual Property Law Association, 1996 Mid-Winter Conference

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Chairman, Section of Patent, Trademark, Copyright, 1992 - 1993
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Subcommittee Chair
  • American Bar Association, Subcommittee Chair
  • Colorado Bar Association, Trademark and Copyright Section, Past Chair of the Patent
  • National Council of Intellectual Property, Former Councilman
  • IEEE, Former Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hewlett Packard Co., Intellectual Property Litigation Manager

Pro Bono Activities

  • U.S. Ski Coaches Association

Ancillary Businesses

  • Professional Ski Instructors Association, Certified Instructor

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Tau
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Tau Beta Pi