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William H. Needle, J.D.

Bill Needle is the founder of Needle & Rosenberg, P.C., one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the Southeast. He is a registered patent attorney and has practiced patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law exclusively over his entire 37-year career.

Bill is an adjunct professor of Licensing Law at Emory University School of Law, an adjunct professor of Patent Law at Georgia State University College of Law and an adjunct professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Georgia Tech College of Management. Bill serves as a mediator or arbitrator in complex disputes involving intellectual property issues and has been an expert witness in patent, trademark and copyright infringement actions.

Bill has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia for intellectual property law issues for over 30 years and is a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of the State Bar of Georgia. He is on the Advisory Board of the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Advisory Board of Georgia Tech's College of Sciences.

In addition, Bill served on the committee tasked with formulating Local Rules regarding patent litigation for the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia.

He has been annually cited in Atlanta Magazine as one of Georgia's "Super Lawyers Top 100" since 2004; in Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2003; in Georgia Trend Magazine as a "Georgia Legal Elite" since 2003; and in The Best Lawyers in America since 1994. Also, Bill was profiled in 2002 as one of the best intellectual property lawyers in Atlanta in the "Atlanta Business Chronicle."

He is also a certified "Memphis in May" barbecue judge.

Bill graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1967, and he received his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law in 1970.