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William’s practice focuses particularly on the law as it relates to software and other technology. Since joining the firm, William has represented inventors seeking to obtain protection for software implemented inventions before the United States Patent and Trademark Office; has represented businesses and individuals in patent infringement litigation, both in defending against allegations of infringement, and in enforcing patents against accused infringers, and has assisted clients in business transactions which include software, both in negotiating and drafting contracts, and in performing due diligence review of agreements in the context of potential acquisitions, including the review for a $335 million acquisition.

William performs pro-bono legal services through Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor. He is an expert chess player and a black belt in Aikido (a Japanese martial art).

Other Info About William


Legal Work Highlights

“Method and Apparatus for an Interchangeable Wireless Media Streaming Device”
U.S. Pat. No. 10,021,157

“Method and Apparatus for Real Time Automated Intelligent Self-Scheduling”
U.S. Pat. No. 9,679,265

“Personalized Memory Compilation for Members of a Group and Collaborative Method to Build a Memory Compilation”
U.S. Pat. No. 9,286,643

“Method and Apparatus for Real Time Automated Intelligent Self-Scheduling”
U.S. Pat. No. 9,280,754

“Automated System for Assisting the Architectural Process”
U.S. Pat. No. 9,110,870

“Active Computer System Defense”
U.S. Pat. No. 8,763,122″

“Integrated Simulation Technology”
U.S. Pat. No. 8,731,722

“Intelligent Tutoring System”
U.S. Pat. No. 8,684,747

“Mobile Device Management Solution”
U.S. Pat. No. 8,660,536

“Serialization for Delta Encoding”
U.S. Pat. No. 8,595,187

“System and Method for Closed Loop Decision-making in an Automated Care System”
U.S. Pat. No. 7,599,861

“System and Method for a Functional Extensibility Framework”
U.S. Pat. No. 7,590,980

“System and Method for Document and Data Validation”
U.S. Pat. No. 7,451,394

“Automated Brain MRI and CT Prescriptions in Talairach Space”
U.S. Pat. No. 7,450,983

“Method and Apparatus for Detecting Unsafe Conditions”
U.S. Pat. No. 7,439,512


Law School

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2005, magna cum laude
Order of the Coif

Undergraduate School

University of Southern California, B.S., 2002, Computer Science, magna cum laude
U.P.E. (Computer Science Honor Society)

Bar Memberships

William is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 2005


William is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

USPTO, 2007

Southern District of Ohio, 2008

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2008

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, 2008


Local & National Recognition

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2013, 2018.

Co-inventor of “Open Source License Management” U.S. Pat. No. 8,589,306

Co-founder of IP Toolworks

Certified OneTrust Privacy Management Professional, 2019

Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2019

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Ohio State Bar, 2005

United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2007


William was invited to speak at the following events:

Speaker: Recent Developments in Patent Subject Matter Eligibility, 28th Annual University of Dayton Program in Law and Technology Seminar, June 2018

Speaker: Bankers & Bitcoins: What You Need to Know, Bankers & Bagels presented by Frost Brown Todd & BKD CPAs and Advisors, May 2018

Speaker: Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin: Models, opportunities, threats and risk management, 10th Annual NKU Cybersecurity Symposium, October 2017

Presenter: IANYA Chat Ep. 4 “Everything’s obvious with hindsight” 

Presenter: IANYA Chat Ep. 3 “The first half million goes to patent protection”

Speaker: Intellectual property and open source licensing basics, The Perl Conference, June 2017

Presenter: IANYA Chat Ep. 2 “Promoting progress in the useful art of BBQ” 

Presenter: IANYA Chat Ep. 1 “You lost me at no patent”

Speaker:  Accounting for Everything but Alice while Patenting Tomorrow’s Data Security TechnologyUniversity of Dayton’s 25th Annual Program in Law and Technology Seminar, June 2015

Panelist:  Limitations of Intellectual Property Based Assets, ITechLaw World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting, May 2015

Major Publications

William is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Author:  Surviving and Thriving in a New World of Patent Eligible Subject Matter, ITechLaw World Technology Law Conference Paper (2015)

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