Bill Solander is co-chair of Venable's IP Litigation – Life Sciences Group. Bill is a first-chair trial lawyer who represents pharmaceutical and other clients in high-stakes patent disputes, with particularly deep experience in Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation. He has secured victories in a wide variety of forums, including federal district and appellate courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and civil arbitrations. His experience includes prescription antiarrhythmic drugs, protein synthesis, new battery technologies, and prescription sleep aids.
Bill has developed significant knowledge of IP laws and civil justice systems outside the United States, and frequently counsels clients who seek strategic advice concerning business and legal activities outside the U.S. He has been on trial teams in Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, and the United Kingdom, among other countries.
Mentored by the renowned patent litigator Robert Baechtold until his retirement, Bill has earned his own “fantastic reputation” as “a truly excellent patent litigator” (Chambers USA).