William A. Rakoczy
Tel: (312) 222-6301
William Rakoczy is one of the founding partners of RAKOCZY MOLINO MAZZOCHI SIWIK LLP, a full-service intellectual property law firm, with a particular emphasis in litigation and counseling for the life science industry. Mr. Rakoczy has over 20 years of experience serving as trial and regulatory counsel in a wide variety of high-stakes proceedings, including under the Hatch-Waxman Act and the BPCIA.
With a broad base of legal, technical, and business knowledge, Mr. Rakoczy has extensive experience at both the trial and appellate level litigating highly specialized patent infringement and related regulatory, commercial and related actions involving prescription pharmaceutical drugs and biologics. His representative cases include such blockbuster drugs as Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate), Lumigan® and Latisse® (bimatoprost), Axiron® (testosterone), Pulimicort Respules® (budesonide), Zymar® and Zymaxid® (gatifloxacin), Trizivir® (abacavir sulfate, lamivudine, and zidovudine), Nasonex® (mometasone), Altace® (ramipril), Paxil® (paroxetine), Razadyne® (galantamine) and Strattera® (atomoxetine), and many others.
Mr. Rakoczy also has significant experience representing pharmaceutical companies in regulatory matters before the FDA, involving a wide range of approval, review and market-exclusivity issues pertaining to ANDAs, section 505(b)(2) applications, NDAs, and BLAs. He has handled numerous APA actions and emergency injunction proceedings involving the FDA and HHS at the federal trial and appellate level.
Mr. Rakoczy is widely regarded as a leading advocate and trusted client advisor among the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry and has been recognized by legal industry media for his skills. LMG Life Sciencesrecognized Mr. Rakoczy as a “Life Science Star,” lauding his courtroom experience, which has led RMMS to become “a go-to partner for generic clients.” Similarly, Chambers & Partnersrecognized Mr. Rakoczy as a leading practitioner in the Life Sciences/IP Patent Litigation field noting he is “very good and very aggressive.” Mr. Rakoczy was recently recognized with a “gold” ranking in litigation by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018, adding that he is “an excellent and extremely strategic trial lawyer who develops creative arguments that others overlook.” Mr. Rakoczy is admired by clients and legal media for quality of representation of generic pharmaceutical and biosimilar manufacturers.
Mr. Rakoczy received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University and his A.B. from Wabash College, summa cum laudeand Phi Beta Kappa.
Last Updated September 2019