Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company with a large IP portfolio or a mid-sized business with important IP assets, it’s important that your intellectual property rights are protected. Will Dickinson helps companies protect their brands, negotiate software and technology licenses, build their intellectual property portfolio into a valuable asset, and perform IP due diligence for the purchase or sale of a business.

Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company with a large IP portfolio or a mid-sized business with important IP assets, it’s important that your intellectual property rights are protected. Will Dickinson helps companies protect their brands, negotiate software and technology licenses, build their intellectual property portfolio into a valuable asset, and perform IP due diligence for the purchase or sale of a business.

Will has experience in all aspects of general intellectual property matters, such as licensing, litigation, copyright and trademark registration and intellectual property due diligence. He can help guide companies through each stage of IP acquisition, protection and exploitation, from the initial IP counseling and acquisition, to building value in the IP through trademark, copyright and domain name registration, protecting those assets through enforcement and litigation, and exploitation of IP through the licensing and sale of IP assets.

Will has been named among Virginia's "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business magazine (2016-present), and he has been named a "Rising Star" by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine (2013-present).

Will earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law. While in law school, Will served as editor-in-chief of the Wake Forest Law Review. In addition, he was chair of the Wake Forest Law Review Best Practices Committee, a member of the moot court team participating in the Mardi Gras National Sports Law Competition and a solo competitor in the George K. Walker Moot Court Competition, a youth basketball coach and a volunteer for the Innocence Project.

  • Assisted a state agency negotiate a multi-hundred million dollar software license.
  • Assist a Fortune 500 company manage, protect, and license hundreds of IP assets.
  • Assisted in the defense of a contractor in an architectural design copyright litigation.
  • Assisted in a sporting goods manufacturer enforce its trademark rights in litigation.
  • Assisted an international retailer, an entertainment company, and an international business software company in several successful internet domain name disputes.