William D. Noonan

USA: Oregon

Klarquist Sparkman LLP
One World Trade Center
121 S.W. Salmon Street
Portland, Oregon 97204

Tel: 503-595-5300

Email: william.noonan@klarquist.com
Web: www.klarquist.com

Dr. Noonan prosecutes U.S., international, and foreign patent applications. He advises clients about patentability, infringement, joint research agreements, and strategic product development. He also represents clients in the acquisition and sale of intellectual property, including due diligence evaluations. Dr. Noonan is the head of the firm’s Life Sciences group.

As both a physician and a patent attorney, Dr. Noonan has a broad perspective about the practical applications of medical and biological inventions. His medical education and residency training in internal medicine and ophthalmology also provide specialized expertise in a variety of fields. He has worked on many cases related to human genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, medical and surgical devices, high-throughput micro-array technology, optics, engineered proteins, vaccines, cancer treatment, and imaging analysis.

Honors & Awards:

  • 2014 – 2018 The Best Lawyers in America©, Portland, OR, Patent Law
  • 2015 – 2017 IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
  • 2010 – 2017 ranked in Chambers USA, Oregon, Intellectual Property
  • AV® Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell, Intellectual Property
  • Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in American Law; 1994 American Medical Association, National Leadership Award (AMA-Glaxo Award)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (Oregon Health & Science University Chapter Student President, 1991)

Professional Activities:

  • Congressional Testimony: Witness, US Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearings on Gene Patenting, Washington, DC, September 22, 1992; Witness, US House Judiciary Committee, Hearings on Patenting Medical and Surgical Procedures, Washington, DC, October 19, 1995
  • Adjunct Professor of Patent Law at University of Oregon, 1993 – 1994, and at Tulane University 1984 – 1985
  • Oregon Patent Law Association
  • Interdisciplinary Center on Epigenetics Science and Society at Oregon Health & Science University 2010 – 2012
  • Invited speaker at many universities and research institutes about patenting medical and biotechnology inventions
Klarquist is dedicated to providing high-quality technology and intellectual property law services to our clients.

We believe that the best way to become an expert in something is to dedicate your career to it. That’s why we have exclusively focused on technology and intellectual property law for the past 75 years. Klarquist Sparkman is one of the oldest and largest full service intellectual property boutique firms in the Northwest.

The world has changed since the firm was founded in 1941, but our passion for technology and science has not. We are proud of our long history and look forward to continuing our role as a leading intellectual property law firm serving our national and international clients in matters as diverse as the human imagination.

Klarquist provides legal services to a broad range of clients, from solo inventors and mid-size companies, to some of the largest, most prestigious companies in the world.

Whether you are part of a large, well-established company with sophisticated in-house IP counsel or a small company just starting to develop and identify your IP, we understand that your IP is vital to the operation and value of your business.

We also recognize that not every business is the same. That’s why our team—many of which have worked in industry as engineers, scientists, or in-house IP counsel—seeks to provide you with real-world solutions that meet your particular IP needs.

We take great pride in fostering long lasting relationships with our clients. Some clients have been with the firm for more than half a century.

“William Noonan has a diverse practice covering contentious, advisory and transactional IP matters. He has a medical background and is well versed in all matters pertaining to life sciences. Sources describe him as a “very smart” attorney who “provides an exceptional service” to his clients.”
Chambers & Partners, 2018