Willem Weerd
Willem F.C. de Weerd, Ph.D.

Willem F.C. de Weerd’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, large-scale litigation (Hatch-Waxman Act litigation), opinion writing (infringement, validity and patentability), and due diligence studies. Dr. de Weerd has experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries, as well as academic and research organizations. He has worked in a variety of technology areas, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biochemistry, immunology, medical diagnostics, organic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry.

Prior to attending law school, Dr. de Weerd earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry and conducted research in the area of hormone signal-transduction at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. His work involved studying the activation and subsequent desensitization of the Bradykinin B2 receptor, primarily the role of cell surface caveolae in desensitizing the Bradykinin B2 receptor. Before earning his Ph.D. in biochemistry Dr. de Weerd studied chemistry at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. His work at Utrecht University involved studying lipid enzymology, and through an exchange program with the University of Florida, protein chemistry and enzymology of aspartic acid proteinases.

Bar and Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office