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Bill has more than 30 years of experience assisting clients in national and international intellectual property matters, including litigation, licensing, application drafting, prosecution and counseling.




  • The Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law, 1991-2018; Patent Law, Trademark Law, 1991-2020
  • IP STARS, Managing Intellectual Property, 2014, 2016-2017; Patent star - Missouri, 2019
  • Kansas City Business Journal, Best Intellectual Property Lawyer in Kansas City
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2005-2009


  • J.D., The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
  • B.S., University of Missouri


  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City, Young Lawyers Section, President
Community Leadership
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Dean of Engineering Advisory Council