Bill has lectured on patent, trademark, and copyright law at the University of Washington (1984-1995), has published numerous articles on intellectual property and served as an expert witness and Special Master in federal court disputes. Bill is a senior member of Seed IP and a former Managing Partner.
University of Washington School of Law - J.D. 1981
University of Dayton - School of Engineering - B.C.E. 1978
Bill is a member of Tau Beta Pi and is registered to practice in Washington State and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is past president of the Washington State Patent Law Association and former director of the Washington Lawyers for the Arts.
Honors & Awards
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 1991-2021
Selected to Washington Super Lawyers®, 1998-2020
Top Rated AV Preeminent™ Intellectual Property Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell®, 1995-2019
Chambers USA, “Notable Practitioner," Intellectual Property: Patent (Washington), 2017-2018
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2013-2018
Listed in IP Stars (Managing Intellectual Property®), 2013-2017
Recommended, IAM Patent 1000, Litigation: Washington, 2016
Best Lawyers® Seattle Lawyer of the Year – Copyright Law, 2014
Best Lawyers® Seattle Lawyer of the Year – Information Technology Law, 2012
Best Lawyers® Seattle Lawyer of the Year – Intellectual Property Law, 2010