Tiffany Williams is a registered patent attorney, who focuses her practice on counseling public and private companies in areas of domestic and foreign patent portfolio management, intellectual property evaluation and licensing, and patent litigation. Ms. Williams practices in a wide range of technologies, such as aerospace, athletic equipment, software, telecommunications, Internet technology, medical devices, and architectural products.

In her practice, Ms. Williams works intimately with in-house patent counsel and the inventors to understand inventions and their importance in the company’s overall business strategy. Through these efforts, she counsels key personnel regarding tactics to protect their innovations and achieve corporate goals.

Ms. Williams has been involved in all aspects of trial activity, including motion practice, preparing expert witnesses, conducting depositions, and preparing trial outlines and exhibits. She also has substantial experience in successfully attacking the validity of patents before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board through both a variety of post-grant mechanisms, including both inter partes and ex parte reexamination procedures, as well as the new inter partes review procedure.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Williams worked as an engineer and certified Six Sigma Black Belt for eight years in the coated paper, plastics, and ceiling tile industries. In 2006, she competed in the National Moot Court Competition, Region V and received first place, best oralist, best brief.

Ms. Williams has been named as one of Georgia Trend's 2012 "Legal Elite" in the area of Intellectual Property Law. She was recognized in 2017 and the four years immediately preceding as a Georgia "Rising Star" in the area of Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

Metropolitan Counseling Services, Co-Chair and Board Member

State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section, Litigation Committee, Member

State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section, Patent Committee, Member

Association of Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property Committee, Quick Counsel Publication Contributor and Liaison

Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Member

Federal Circuit Bar Society, Member

Professional Women’s Information Network (ProWIN), Member

Georgia Tech Alumni Association, Member and Student Mentor

Georgia Tech Bar Association, Member

Metro Atlanta Public Schools, Volunteer

Cobb County Youth Sports, Volunteer

Sunday School Teaching Team

Education

  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D. (2007)
    magna cum laude
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., Chemical Engineering (1996)
    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2007)

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2006)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2008)
  • Georgia Court of Appeals (2011)
  • Georgia Supreme Court (2011)

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
USA
t +1 404.815.6608
f +1 404.541.4698

Tiffany L. Williams

Experience Highlights

Patent licensing and litigation for global agricultural equipment company
Over the past several years, has drafted and/or negotiated the majority of IP agreements entered into by the client, working closely with in-house IP more
adidas America v. Nike Inc.
The firm represented adidas AG in a successful petition for inter partes review ("IPR") of U.S. Patent No. 7,347,011 assigned to Nike, Inc. more
Patent procurement and exploitation for defense contractors
Represents numerous defense contractors and a major government defense organization in obtaining and exploiting patents in the United States and more
Won competitor-on-competitor patent litigation over atomization devices
Defended ScentAir against competitor Prolitec in E.D. Wisconsin patent infringement case filed in 2012 related to commercial scent diffusion products more