William C. Baton

William C. Baton

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (973) 286-6722
Fax: (973) 286-6822

Primary Office

Newark
One Riverfront Plaza
1037 Raymond Blvd., Suite 1520
Newark, NJ 07102-5426

Secondary Office

New York
1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2005
New York, NY 10020

William C. Baton

Bill Baton is a litigator with significant experience in a broad array of disciplines, ranging from insurance, intellectual property, employment and general commercial litigation, to a longstanding participation in pharmaceutical patent Hatch-Waxman Act litigation.

Bill regularly represents clients in pharmaceutical patent disputes involving highly successful innovator products, and has co-authored a chapter in The Food and Drug Law Institute's "Top 20 Cases of 2010." Other representations include a highly-publicized trademark/patent dispute involving world-renowned feline images, disputes involving former employees and contractual disputes involving intellectual property assets.

Bill also devotes a significant amount of time to representing insurers in coverage disputes involving commercial general liability, professional liability and life insurance products, and has co-authored a chapter in the American Bar Association's Handbook on Additional Insureds.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Bill was an associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP, where he handled diverse matters such as internal investigations, insurance, antitrust and directors and officers liability litigation. Bill also served as lead counsel, pro bono, for the precedent-setting case, Hancock Assoc. LLC v. Gomez, which was featured among the 2005 "Decisions of Interest" in the New York Law Journal.

Bill practices in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the state courts of New Jersey and New York.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named a Top Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney, New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2018

Selected to the Rising Stars list, New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2011, 2012

Memberships and Affiliations

Master, John C. Lifland American Inn of Court

Founder, Stad's Crabfest, Inc.

Education

J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, cum laude

  • Dean Scholar
  • Associate Editor, Seton Hall Journal of Sport Law

B.A., Kean University, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York

Firm Management Positions

Life Sciences, Vice Chair

Ethics Committee, Member

Bill Baton is a litigator with significant experience in a broad array of disciplines, ranging from insurance, intellectual property, employment and general commercial litigation, to a longstanding participation in pharmaceutical patent Hatch-Waxman Act litigation.

Bill regularly represents clients in pharmaceutical patent disputes involving highly successful innovator products, and has co-authored a chapter in The Food and Drug Law Institute's "Top 20 Cases of 2010." Other representations include a highly-publicized trademark/patent dispute involving world-renowned feline images, disputes involving former employees and contractual disputes involving intellectual property assets.

Bill also devotes a significant amount of time to representing insurers in coverage disputes involving commercial general liability, professional liability and life insurance products, and has co-authored a chapter in the American Bar Association's Handbook on Additional Insureds.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Bill was an associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP, where he handled diverse matters such as internal investigations, insurance, antitrust and directors and officers liability litigation. Bill also served as lead counsel, pro bono, for the precedent-setting case, Hancock Assoc. LLC v. Gomez, which was featured among the 2005 "Decisions of Interest" in the New York Law Journal.

Bill practices in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the state courts of New Jersey and New York.