William P. Berridge

Oliff PLC
277 South Washington Street
Suite 500
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Telephone: (703) 836-6400
Facsimile: (703) 836-2787

Email: wberridge@oliff.com


Senior Counsel

Practices Areas

Biomedical, Biotechnology, Chemical, Litigation, Mechanical, Trademark


Virginia, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1981
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1993
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1991
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1985
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1982


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, 1981
J.D., Juris Doctor

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1978
B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Psychology, magna cum laude

Classes/Seminars Taught

Presented, "Chemical Practice Update for All Practitioners", Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association, 1997

Presented Comments, "The United States Experience with A Grace Period", European Commission Hearing on Grace Period, Brussels, Belgium, October, 1998

Panel Member, "Appeals Under the New Rules Package", 15th Annual Conference on Patent and Trademark Law and Practice "PTO Day", Washington, DC, December, 2004


Virginia State Bar Association - Member
American Intellectual Property Law Association - Member
Committee on U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice - Member
Committee on Biotechnology - Member
Committee on Chemical Practice - Member
Committee on Law Practice Management - Member
International Trademark Association - Member
Intellectual Property Owners Association - Member


Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Eta Sigma