"I enjoy helping clients solve their most complex issues and problems."
Willem F. Gadiano
Mr. Gadiano concentrates his practice on intellectual property prosecution, licensing, transactions, litigation and counseling. He has broad experience advising clients on a wide range of legal and business issues affecting biotech, pharmaceutical, chemical and technology companies, universities and other non-profit institutions in developing strategies that protect and leverage their intellectual property to optimize valuation and maximize commercial success.
Mr. Gadiano has over 20 years of experience working on intellectual property related matters first as a law clerk and then as a licensed patent attorney. He regularly represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and conducts right-to-use/freedom-to-operate and patent validity studies. He has considerable experience in technology driven transactions in which he conducts IP due diligence reviews, negotiates and advises companies or investors in business related agreements, corporate financing and IP asset monetization deals (royalty/revenue stream purchases and securitizations). He has represented a variety of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and dietary supplement companies/technologies, as well as Internet and e-commerce enterprises and software businesses on IP issues and transactions ranging from inbound and outbound licensing, drug discovery and development deals, joint research and development collaborations, manufacture and supply arrangements distribution and reseller relationships, outsourcing agreements, and asset purchase and sale agreements, co-marketing agreements, software development and hosting projects, Internet/web relationships, strategic joint ventures/alliances, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, etc. He has conducted hundreds of IP due diligence investigations and transaction negotiations for some of the most sophisticated companies and respected investors. He is consistently called upon by high level executives and decision makers in the chemical and biotechnological communities for his experience and skills in assessing risks and negotiating win-win solutions.
Mr. Gadiano received his B.A. degree from Wittenberg University and his J.D. degree from American University's Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. He was also a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland University College where he taught intellectual property law.
Mr. Gadiano is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Virginia State Bar, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.
- Wittenberg University (B.A., Biology, 1989)
- Washington College of Law of American University (J.D., 1992)
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