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Willard K. Tom

Willard K. Tom

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Willard K. Tom is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Antitrust Practice. He has worked in the antitrust field for more than 35 years, both in private practice and in government.

Will has served in a number of policy positions in government, including:

  • General Counsel of the FTC, where he was the agency's chief legal officer andadvisor
  • Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition of the FTC, where he oversaw nonmerger enforcement, patent-antitrust cases, healthcare, policy development, and the competition enforcement of the FTC's regional offices
  • Head of the Bureau's policy office
  • Counselor to the head of the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, where he had responsibility for intellectual property, vertical restraints, and telecommunications matters
  • One of the two principal drafters of the DOJ and FTC's 1995 “Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property”

Will has been a member of the District of Columbia Federal Judicial Nominations Commission, member of the Council of the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law and Section of Business Law, and member of the American Law Institute and of the Administrative Conference of the United States.  He has spoken at the the Asian Competition Forum; the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); the Intellectual Property Owners; FTC/DOJ joint workshops; the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI); and various events in London, Brussels, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo.

Will received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1979 and his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College in 1975.

Willard K. Tom is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Antitrust Issues in Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2016, Monday, November 07, 2016
Antitrust Issues in Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017, Thursday, November 02, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Antitrust Issues in Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2016, Friday, December 09, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Antitrust Issues in Licensing - Antitrust Issues in Licensing, Friday, December 09, 2016
Transcripts  Transcripts Antitrust Issues in Licensing - Antitrust Issues in Licensing, Friday, December 09, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Antitrust Issues in Licensing - Antitrust Issues in Licensing, Friday, December 09, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2016, Tuesday, December 13, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017, Wednesday, December 06, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017 (SF), Wednesday, December 06, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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