Since 1984, Bill has practiced intellectual property law across a broad range of industries. As a former USPTO Examiner, he has extensive experience, in all aspects of patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright matters, including litigation. He advises on the protection of inventions, trademarks and copyrightable subject matter. His clients include Fortune 500, small- to mid-size privately-held companies, and startups. Bill also speaks internationally on IP issues, and is the author of a popular book on the topic.
State Bar of Michigan; Intellectual Property Law Section (Former Chairman); American Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; International Trademark Association; Intellectual Property Owners Association; Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) (Co-Chair); National Speakers Association.
"5 Royal Trademark Lessons from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex," IPWatchdog.com, 2020; Turning Your Ideas Into Gold - The Small Business Guide to Intellectual Property Law, 2019; "Picture This: You're About to be Sued," Speaker Magazine, September 2019; "Take Steps to Deter the Spy in Your Business," IPWatchdog.com, 2019; "How to Keep Your Trademarks Forever," IPWatchdog.com, 2019; Monthly Contributor, Wire Association International Magazine.
BSME, University of Toledo; JD, University of Toledo College of Law, Georgetown University