Bill Coats, an Intellectual Property partner in Orrick's Silicon Valley office, focuses his practice on cases involving software copyrights and patents, copyrights for movies and music, trademark and trade secret disputes, and bankruptcy issues.

Mr. Coats represents leading business, computer, and entertainment hardware and software companies in complex intellectual property matters. Some of his clients include Asia-based companies having intellectual property matters in the United States, like Pioneer Corporation and Aztech Systems, Ltd. Mr. Coats’ other prominent clients include Avid Technology; BBC Technology; Connectix Corp.; Digidesign; Gracenote; LucasArts Entertainment Company; Lucas Digital LLC; Lucasfilm, Ltd.; and Mesa Boogie.