Bill is an Internet and technology lawyer with experience in all aspects of computer law and information technology law. He has more than 20 years experience structuring, negotiating and advising companies on a wide variety of transactions in the areas of information technology, Internet, e-commerce, content and computer law. His clients range from new startups to publicly traded multinational enterprises.
Bill was appointed as Special IP Counsel for the Office of the Maryland Attorney General. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Some transactions that Bill has worked on include:
Represented multinational telecommunications software company in multiple large and long term development and outsourcing projects
Represented web-based companies in development of internationally recognized privacy policies
Represented software development companies in use and distribution of products incorporating open source code and applications
Represented blog aggregator in content development, alliance and licensing transactions
Represented companies in negotiating complex computer system procurement and development contracts
Represented technology companies in the licensing, distribution and other commercialization of products
Represented bioinformatics company in licensing out access to bioinformatics database
Represented web security solutions companies in developing OEM relationships
Represented enterprise-wide application access solutions company in developing multiple alliance arrangements
- Maryland Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Forms and Practice Manual, published by Data Trace Publishing in 2008.
- The Computer Law Observer, Founder, Editor-in-Chief (1995 to 1998)
- Baltimore Business Journal, monthly "Cyber.law" columnist (1996 to 1997)
- The Review of Maryland Laws, Founder, Editor-in-Chief (1993 to 1996)
- "Marketing and the Art of Spam" (Maryland Lawyer, June 2007)
- "New Maryland Privacy Law is Serious Business" (Maryland Lawyer, November, 2007)
- "FTC Grants 6-Month Extension for Enforcement of the Red Flag Rules" (Maryland Lawyer, October 2008)
- "Business Method Patents after Bilski" (Maryland Lawyer, November 2008)
- "Recent Laws to Protect Children from Online Predators" (Maryland Lawyer, December 2008)
- Presenter, Copyright Compliance for Distance Learning at the Maryland Distance Learning Association Annual Conference (March 5, 2009)
- Faculty Member, E-Commerce Law Essentials for the Maryland Institute of Continuing Legal Education (January 30, 2009)
- Former Adjunct Professor of Computer Law at the University of Maryland School of Law
- Former Adjunct Professor of Business Law at the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore
- Chairperson of panel on Crimes in Cyberspace for the 19th National Information Systems Security Conference (Sponsored by the National Security Agency)
- Faculty Member, Seminar on Cyberlaw for the Maryland Institute for Continuing Legal Education (1996)
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