With over 25 years of experience, Bill has extensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters including litigation in a broad range of technologies/industries. For his clients, he evaluates patents, trademarks and copyrights along with advising clients on the protection of inventions, trademarks and copyrightable subject matter. Bill is a highly sought after IP attorney in part due to his proprietary client communication and project management system, The Harmony System™.
Bill’s representation includes Fortune 500 clients, small to mid-size privately held companies and startups. He approaches each client matter from the perspective of the business – whether it is IP rights, IP infringement or Litigation. Bill listens and asks questions to fully understand the true invention and what is critical to his client’s business. Unlike many patent attorneys, Bill understands that just having a patent is not important, that protecting the invention and providing value to the client is the true goal.
Bill has the unique ability to help clients avoid unnecessary litigation. He has represented numerous clients in resolving Intellectual Property litigation in the early stages and many times before the lawsuit is even filed. Through extensive research of technologies throughout the world, he can typically find proof that the [competitor’s] patent is not valid or substantially limited in scope. He helps clients understand the costs of litigation, both financial and personal, and the many options other than litigation that are available. In the event litigation is unavoidable, Bill utilizes a team approach putting the right person at the right cost doing the right job. With over 70 IP specialists at various rates, he can provide superior value at extremely reasonable rates.
Articles in the National Law Review database by William H. Honaker