William O. Ferron, Jr.

Of Counsel


Bill Ferron has counseled leading Northwest clients on patent, trademark and copyright matters for more than thirty years, with an emphasis on strategic protection, licensing, dispute resolution, litigation, and mediation.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

WTR 1000 2018 Recommended Individual

World IP Survey 2017 Badge


University of Washington School of Law
J.D. 1981

University of Dayton
School of Engineering
B.C.E. 1978

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 1991-2021
  • Selected to Washington Super Lawyers®, 1998-2020
  • Top Rated AV Preeminent™ Intellectual Property Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell®, 1995-2020
  • Chambers USA, “Notable Practitioner," Intellectual Property: Patent (Washington), 2017-2018
  • World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2013-2018
  • Listed in IP Stars (Managing Intellectual Property®), 2013-2017
  • Recommended, IAM Patent 1000, Litigation: Washington, 2016
  • Best Lawyers® Seattle Lawyer of the Year – Copyright Law, 2014
  • Best Lawyers® Seattle Lawyer of the Year – Information Technology Law, 2012
  • Best Lawyers® Seattle Lawyer of the Year – Intellectual Property Law, 2010


Bill has lectured on patent, trademark and copyright law at the University of Washington (1984-1995), has published numerous articles on intellectual property, and served as expert witness and Special Master in federal court disputes. Bill is a senior member of Seed IP and a former Managing Partner.


Bill is a member of Tau Beta Pi and is registered to practice in Washington State and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is past president of the Washington State Patent Law Association and former director of the Washington Lawyers for the Arts.

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