Clients look to Bill for his rare combination of litigation and prosecution experience. His expansive knowledge of all aspects of intellectual property uniquely positions him to provide clients with a complete range of intellectual property services.
For more than 20 years, Bill has litigated patents and other intellectual property rights relating to a wide variety of technologies. He has been involved in more than 75 intellectual property lawsuits in the federal and state courts, courts of appeal, and the International Trade Commission.
Bill has drafted more than 100 patent applications and prosecuted countless others for some of the world’s leading companies in consumer goods, automobile manufacturing, technology, and electrical/electronic products manufacturing. His significant experience includes IPRs, patent appeals, reexaminations, and trademark oppositions and cancellations before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Bill is able to bring his intimate knowledge of patent prosecution into the litigation arena to identify the subtle issues that can make or break a case and use his years of litigation experience to draft and prosecute patents that can withstand the scrutiny of litigation.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Bill spent 20 years at other law firms focusing on intellectual property.