career spans more than PM years assisting companies of all sizes in identifying, protecting, and exploiting their technologies and proprietary processes. Bill has focused his intellectual property practice on patent, trade secret, and trademark litigation and has also participated in the preparation and prosecution of hundreds of patent applications in the electrical, electro-mechanical, software, and mechanical arts. Bill’s experience has not only included defense of clients but also enforcement of their IP rights. Using his business acumen, he has counseled clients in creating value from their intellectual property by designing sophisticated licensing programs and joint venture initiatives. Bill’s clients include Fortune 500 companies and privately held multi-national corporations engaged in a variety of technologies.
Bill also has extensive experience in the preparation of patent opinions, licensing agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, trademark opinions, applications for trademark registration, and other IP enforcement actions. Prior to forming his own firm, Bill had been a partner at two prestigious Chicago intellectual property firms where he engaged in significant competitive analyses in a broad range of technological competencies.
- Chicago Bar Association
- Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle (FICPI)
- Eta Kappa Nu
- Richard Linn American Inn of Court