William Simmons, Counsel at INVISTA, practices patent law, including worldwide procurement, defense and enforcement or invalidation of patents in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical arts. He has extensive professional experience with enzymes, host expression systems, monoclonal antibodies, fusion proteins, glycoproteins and oligonucleotide technologies.
Dr. Simmons has experience in post-grant patent proceedings including interferences, reexaminations, oppositions, and the management of worldwide patent dossiers. He frequently prepares opinions regarding patentability and infringement and has performed and managed complex freedom to operate analysis.
He was previously an attorney with Sughrue Mion PLLC from 2006-14.
Dr. Simmons draws on over ten years of in depth scientific research, stemming from his laboratory work in genetic engineering and protein engineering, bringing his clients insightful, creative solutions to meet their diverse patent needs. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship, funded by the National Institutes of Health at New York University, where he investigated cell signaling by conducting differential studies on the proteomes of normal and aberrant cells.
Dr. Simmons received his B.A. from Long Island University, an M.S. and J.D. from New York University Law School, and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.
He is the author of the Bloomberg BNA treatise Biologic Patent Law and Regulation.
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